Video Extra: Aerial view of flowing lava

Posted at 10:47 AM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 12:47:06-04

Fountains of lava and magma are feeding lava already flowing at the Kilauea volcano, as shown in this overflight video of the Fissure 20 complex on May 21, 2018, around 7:20 AM, HST. 

The video concludes with a view of the bifurcating lava channels that merge closer to the coast and split again before entering the ocean. 

The white laze plume is the site of ocean entry. The steam is toxic and authorities are warning residents to steer clear of it. 

The volcanic activity, which has been going on for over two weeks, has destroyed dozens of homes and other buildings.