Fissure 17, née 18, ended up being about 1000' long! And ejected plenty of lava high into the air. It was making it quite clear to the scientists that it was indeed a fissure! And it was a noisy buggah. Lots of booms, hissing, huffing. It could be heard quite a distance away.
For right now things have quieted down. We are back to the waiting game. Still earthquakes, cracks, steam, noxious gas......just waiting to see where the next eruption will be. Residents are hoping for a pause in the action. Aren't we all!