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Glowing lava traces a path along a channel stretching from a fissure from the Puu Oo crater, which has been spewing lava since it erupted in July.
Lava continues its steady flow from fissure
Fissures east of Puu Oo crater continued yesterday to spew aa lava that spread northeast and along the southern border of previous flows, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said on its Web site.
Lava was still more than four miles southwest of Kaohe Homesteads yesterday.
"There are no immediate threats directly from lava flows," the Volcano Observatory's hazard summary said.
Lava from the July 21 outbreak was flowing in a long, deep channel along the center of earlier lava flows but had lowered yesterday.
There are at least four small lava flows along a corridor extending northwest from Puu Oo crater, with the farthest a little less than a mile northeast from the end of the lower channel.