Photos from Honolulu Civil Beat’s Anthony Quintano offer a look at the spectacle of lava and steam as new volcanic fissures open up.
Lava shoots into the air Saturday from a newly opened fissure in Lower Puna. The U.S. Geological Survey said 18 fissures, emitting lava and steam, have opened up on the Big island.
A Civil Defense helicopter surveys an eruption from the newest volcanic fissure in the Lower Puna area early Sunday morning.
Steam rises over one of the newest fissures releasing lava and gases as volcanic activity continues on the Big Island.
Journalist Joseph Anthony stands in the glow of the beginnings of a new volcanic fissure on Saturday evening. He is wearing a respirator for protection against sulfur dioxide gases.
Brush and trees begin to burn as the lava flows engulf an area on Saturday near Lower Puna on the Big Island. New fissures opened up on Saturday and Sunday a few miles from the communities, where at least 26 houses have been destroyed and 2,000 residents have received evacuation orders.
Nearby brush begins to burn as the lava flows intensify in the Puna area of the Big Island on Saturday.
Halemaumau crater shooting clouds of ash into the sky Friday evening as seen from Mamalohoa Highway.
Lava erupts hundreds of feet into the air in lower Puna on Sunday May 13, 2018
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