A helicopter overflight video of the lower East Rift Zone on June 14, 2018, around 6:00 AM, shows lava
fountaining at fissure
8 feeding channelized lava flows that flow into the ocean. Lava
is still flowing out of fissure 8 unabated and the channel is full. At the start of the video, standing waves in the lava channel
can be seen near the vent
exit. The channel appears crust
-free from vent to the bend around Kapoho Crater. A surface crust forms over the channel as it spreads out during its approach to the ocean. The overflight along the ocean entry is from north to south along the coastline. The ocean entry is active along the whole length - approximately 1 mile. Small litoral explosions are occurring and there are several plumes of laze.