The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory released new photos and video of the Kilauea eruption as the lava lake in Kilauea began to rise again today and two new lava flows from Puu Oo continued to spread out.
The flows were about .78 miles from Puu Oo and are not threatening any populated areas, but glow from the lava may be visible at night.
The flows are widening, rather than advancing forward to the northwest and southeast of the crater. They extend about .78 miles from the crater and are within previous flow fields.
Geologists said Kilauea began inflating Friday, leading to a slight rise in the lava lake level on the floor of Halemaumau Crater.
The lava lake was about 130 feet below the crater floor today and Friday.
Earlier in the week, the lake level rose to about 80 feet below the crater floor and spattering was visible from the Jagger Museum overlook.
The U.S. Geological Survey released video taken at Halemaumau Thursday that shows spattering, caused by gas bubbles bursting on the surface of the lava lake, sending lava particles up to 80 feet in the air.