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Pot growers refuse to let go of dream after Kilauea volcano erupts

21 June 2018

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists say while the continually fountaining vent known as Fissure 8 continues to be very active with channelized flow entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay, lava is now oozing from three other fissures that are being monitored and described as "weakly active".

According to reporter Mileka Lincoln, the footage has not been altered in any way and experts are still trying to work out how fast the lava flow is actually travelling.

The month-long eruption now covers more than 5,900-acres, a little more than nine square miles.

"The summit explosion produced an quake with a magnitude of 5.4", the U.S. Geological Service (USGS) said.

Geologists also continue monitoring fissure 6, located near the intersection of Pohoiki Road and Leilani Avenue, which was incandescent Sunday night, said U.S. Geological Survey geologist Liz Westby.

The Hawai'i Community Foundation (HCF) has established the Hawai'i Island Volcano Recovery Fund to assist with recovery efforts in support of the communities affected by the Kilauea volcanic eruption.

A steam explosion at the summit will likely shower communities near the volcano with ash, the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said. Heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of the island, impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona through the weekend'.

The aid will provide residents with shelter, unemployment, trauma, and legal assistance.

Pot growers refuse to let go of dream after Kilauea volcano erupts