The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported another “collapse explosion” event from Halemaumau Crater at 1:28 a.m. today that resulted in a lava flow increase into Leilani Estates, destroying one structure.
The “collapse explosion” released energy equal to a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii island.
Eruption activity, meanwhile, continues at fissure 8, producing a channel flow to the ocean at Ahalanui. Lava is entering the ocean and producing a large laze plume.
Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder said the structure destroyed was in the mandatory evacuation zone in Leilani Estates.