Fissure 8 flow front: Photo from 7 a.m. helicopter overflight on June 3, 2018, hovering offshore and looking up the flowfront.
Thousands of people in the Puna area had to evacuate after the first fissure opened May 3.
Snyder said Kapoho Bay is nearly completely filled with lava, with the flow from fissure 8 protruding 0.7 miles into the bay.
No injuries were reported in relation to the lava flowing from the volcano. As of late afternoon the lava entry had built a delta extending approximately 700 yards into the bay.
He didn't expect the lava flow to head his way.
As a result of the eruption activity, Government Beach Road between Kahakai Boulevard and Cinder Road was opened to only Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road residents with official credentials, according to Kim's office. There is no curfew.
One shelter was full Tuesday, officials said.
Officials warned on Tuesday that a large plume of laze, a toxic lava haze composed of hydrochloric acid and tiny shards of volcanic glass, was blowing inland along the coastline, released with the ongoing inundation of Kapoho Bay.
Authorities began evacuating the greater Kapoho area last week and ushered most of the last remaining residents to safety early on Saturday, hours before the lava flow severed all road access to the region.
Officials warned residents about the presence of laze, a potentially risky mix of hydrochloric acid, steam and tiny glass particles in the air.
Be aware of the laze hazard and stay away from any ocean plume.
Health hazards of laze include lung damage, and eye and skin irritation.
"Quake activity at the summit was low after Sunday's small explosion, but has slowly increased since that time". USGS says inward slumping of the rim and walls of Halema'uma'u continues in response to persistent subsidence. "We expect that natural disaster rates may increase in the coming hours to days and culminate in another small explosion, following the pattern of the past few weeks", scientists say.