Lava continues to erupt at a low discharge rate from Puʻu ʻŌʻō into the June 27th flow lava tube.
The distal portion of the June 27th lava flow was mapped this afternoon by HVO scientists via helicopter. The length of the flow at that time was 17.9 km (11.1 mi) as measured in a straight line, and 20.8 km (12.9 mi) as measured along the axis of the flow.
A narrow finger of lava less than 50 m (55 yd) wide overtook the flow front in the past 2 days, moving 370 m (405 yd) since Monday. Today the flow was moving downslope in a small gully, which increased this …