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Lava Ocean Entry Thanksgiving 11/22/2012

The USGS reports that lava reenters the sea last night 10:30PM

Recent Observations at the middle east rift zone vents: The easternmost and longest of the two lava flow branches active on the coastal plain reached the ocean yesterday sometime between sunset and 10 pm probably at a location to the east of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park easternmost boundary. The shorter western branch continued to be active in Webcams overnight. This is the first ocean entry in 2012 and may be short-lived as the effects of the ongoing deflation at Kilauea summit propagate through the east rift zone and Pu`u `O`o.