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May 13, 2018 Seventeenth Fissure Eruption

The seventeenth fissure of the current eruption opened up around 3am Sunday, May 13, 2018 about several hundred yards from the sixteenth fissure. This fissure is characterized by huge explosions, throwing lava hundreds of feet in the air and area surrounding the fissure. The lava is now about a mile east of the site of the first fissure in the Leilani Estates subdivision on Mohala Street, and apparently heading toward Kapoho on the eastern end of the island. There is no active surface lava in Leilani, although many cracks continue to steam and smoke from cracks and fissures in the subdivision.