Kilauea’s latest lava shelf builds toward collapse in sea
By Star-Advertiser staff
Sept. 3, 2017
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COURTESY U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Lava at Kilauea Volcano’s Kamokuna ocean entry point continues to build up on the delta, or shelf. On Aug. 19, there was a breakout away from the edge of the sea cliff that lasted for approximately 9.5 hours. The breakout cascaded over the cliff and onto the delta, producing a small lava flow.