Lava Flows Freely at 15 Miles Per Hour From Hawaiian Volcanic Vent

Lava continued to gush from a fissure at the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii’s Puna district on Saturday, June 16.

According to the US Geological Survey on that date, lava fountains from the fissure “pulsed to heights of 185 to 200 feet overnight” and the molten rock continued to flow down a channel to the ocean at Kapoho.

Lava has covered nine square miles since eruptions started in May, Hawaii News Now reported. Credit: US Geological Survey via Storyful