Today’s Eruption Summary:
After several days of anticipation, Fissure 8 arrived at last at Four Corners, the intersection of Highway 132 & 137. That gave local residents more time to retrieve their belongs before access to and from the Kapoho/Vacationland area was cut off.
Sadly, while people can evacuate, precious landmarks can’t. Today Green Lake seems to have gone the same way as the Queen’s Bath in Kalapana:
Kīlauea Message Sat, 02 Jun 2018 20:12:27 HST: F8 flow continues – advancing into Kapoho Crater and through Kapoho Beach Lots. At 10 AM, lava entered Green Lake. By 3PM, HCFD confirmed lake filled & water evaporated. Wide flow front is moving toward ocean.
— USGS Volcanoes🌋 (@USGSVolcanoes) June 3, 2018
Fissure 18 fell asleep before its flow could cross 137 again, but at this point, it hardly matters.
The summit was steaming with minimal ash today. However, news headlines claiming “crater falls quiet” may be greatly exaggerated. Time will tell.