Lava paths in Hawaii merge to create two lines into the Pacific Ocean

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PAHOA, Hawaii — Two of the three main lava channels from the volcanic eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island have merged to create only two entry points into the Pacific Ocean, according to USGS scientist Jim Kauahikaua.

Fissure 22 split into two flow lines on Thursday, but came back together later in the day.

People around the world have been transfixed by images of fountains of red and orange lava oozing out of volcanic vents on Hawaii’s Big Island. Now blue has joined the...

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