From the Hawaii Tribune-Herald:

Lava from Kilauea Volcano is entering the ocean in lower Puna for the first time since New Year’s Day, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports.

“Lava flows on the coastal plain were observed entering the ocean around 1 p.m. yesterday (Saturday),” a pre-recorded Kilauea eruption update telephone message dated 8:35 a.m. Sunday noted. The message said that Kilauea’s eruption continued at two locations — Pu‘u O‘o vent in the volcano’s East rift zone, and a lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit.

The last lava flow to enter the ocean occurred in December last year at West Ka‘ili‘ili, but that flow stopped on New Year’s Day. Read the full story.

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