Lava from Kilauea is about halfway to the ocean on a coastal plain after going over the Pulama pali last week.
The photos and video show lava going down the pali in channels before reaching the bottom of the steep slope and spreading as pahoehoe lava flows.
The lava advanced relatively quickly on the coastal plain Tuesday. Scientists said the front of the lava flow traveled about a half-mile between Monday and Tuesday and was about 1.1 miles from the ocean.
Since it went over the pali, the lava had been spreading and moving at a slower pace, averaging about 153 yards per day between June 30 and July 2.
The base of the pali is a little more than 2 miles from the ocean.
Meanwhile, the lava lake in Halemaumau crater rose this morning to 79 feet below the crater floor, a point where lava spattering may be visible from the Jaggar Museum.