Aloha! Tonight’s tour was successful, even with the rain. Our group was able to get right up to the surface flows that are flowing down the eastern side of the December 2011 flow. Smoke could be seen as lava is now burning the Royal Gardens Subdivision once again. This current lava flow is very wide and different fingers can be seen in this composite photograph, which can be seen on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website (hvo.com).
This image shows a thermal image and a regular photograph combined. In the photo you can see that the Eastern flow is making it’s way along the subdivision. In the next photo you can see the tiltmeter, which can be found at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website.
Until next time Aloha!