Lava River Seen 'Raging' in Hawaii on Its Way to Ocean

Fissure fountains continued to feed lava into a channel flowing into the sea at Kapoho, in Pahoa, Hawaii, the USGS said on June 18.

The flow front at the coast was about 1.5 miles across, the service said, with lava meeting the sea at a “single entry, creating a large laze plume.”

Local man John Kapono Carter was on hand on June 15, when he recorded this nighttime footage and noted, the “Kapoho lava river is raging right now.” Credit: John Kapono Carter via Storyful