Hawaii County Civil Defense and geologists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are watching two new lava flows from the Puu Oo vent that began Tuesday morning.
The larger breakout, on the northeast flank of Puu Oo, is moving northwest in the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve. The smaller breakout from the east flank is moving southeast.
Neither breakout extends beyond the existing flow fields.
The lava flows do not pose an immediate threat to nearby communities, Hawaii County Civil Defense said. However, residents may see a glow from the lava at night.
Meanwhile, at the summit of Kilauea, the lava lake level in Halemaumau Crater rose to about 75 feet below the crater floor, high enough for spattering to be seen from the Jaggar overlook.