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Volcano Observatory helicopter overflight of the lava channel from fissure 8 during the 2018 lower East Rift Zone
eruption of Kīlauea. All 24 fissures from this eruption opened within Lava-Flow Hazard Zone 1, which is the area with
the highest lava flow coverage rate. The lava flows erupted from these fissures covered 13.7 square miles and destroyed
over 700 homes, all within Lava-Flow Hazard Zones 1 and 2. The fissure 8 cone is obscured by a cloud of
steam (top center). See more below. USGS photo taken on July 10, 2018.