December 21, 2011

Aloha everyone! Tonight’s tours were successful with both tour groups being able to get up close to some beautiful surface flows. Our guides reported big surface flows at the base of the Royal Gardens Subdivision. Inflation at the summit of Kilauea has increased the amount of lava coming down the Royal Gardens Pali. Our guides reported huge rivers of A’a lava cascading down the hillside (top photo). The deformation chart on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website reports slight inflation at Pu’u O’o. This could be the cause of the hill side rivers of Lava that our guides had reported tonight. Stay tune for more updates.Photos by Ethan Doctor.

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