BIG ISLAND, Hawaii - New pictures and video by the Hawaii Fire Department and posted by Hawaii Civil Defense. NEW VIDEO BELOW
A massive river of lava is flowing to the sea from fissure or vent no. 8 through residential neighborhoods.
Witnesses describe the river as a 15 foot deep wall of lava that consumes everything in its path. Hawaii residents say this fissure appears to be becoming its own volcano and some wonder if it will be given a name.
CLICK HERE for a Hawaii County map plots the east fissures and shows the proximity to the ocean.