Aloha everyone again! Lava is still entering the tube system and flowing towards the Royal Gardens subdivision. Friends, who are pilots for tour helicopters, reported that they could see lava and nice breakouts between Pu’u O’o vent and Royal Gardens subdivision. Lava is slowly reaching the Kalapana area. Tours possibly could pick up in the next couple weeks.
This picture is what’s left on the north eastern part of the Royal Gardens subdivision. The lava is approximately 2 miles west of this exact spot. Recent lava flows had just scrapped the edges of this area. Who knows this could be gone in the next couple weeks.
This is the map of Lava flows dating back to the early 80s to present. It is approximately 4 miles from Pu’u O’o crater to the top of the Royal Gardens subdivision. Lava has been reported to be between both areas. This map is brought to you by the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory website.
Hopefully we will be taking tours soon! ALOHA