March 13, 2012 Lava Update

Aloha again! Last nights tour was a difficult one. The tilt meter on Pu’u O’o vent had showed some significant deflation. Sunday evening Deflation had started at 11pm. Lava had slowed down tremendously. Luckily Our tour guides could find some lava. We got to view some nice A’a flows. The Pali had some spots of glow and the eastern lobe had stalled at the moment. On the top of the Pulama Pali Glow could be seen from could of spots. It started to intensify by the end of the evening. We are checking the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory website for more Lava updates. Early this morning DI inflation had started. Activity on the coastal plain will be active again. Stay tuned for more updates. Also check our video page. We have posted some incredible aerial footage of the flow on March 6,2012. Mahalo

March 12 Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Sunday night’s tour we could get up to some impressive surface flows. Here are some of the pictures that was taken on that tour by guide Andrew Dunn. Flows have advance about a 1/4 of a mile on the coastal plain. Very active and starting to find a tube system to occupy at this time. Rivers of Lava could be seen cascading down the Royal Gardens subdivision. Also multiple glows of lava Could be seen on the top of Pulama Pali. The eastern lobe was active but starting to creep down the pali at half way.Stay tune for more info. Aloha!

March 10, 2012 Tour

Aloha Everyone! The March 10, 2012 tour was a successful one. We could get up to advancing lava flows. Many breakouts could be seen. The breakouts on the Royal Gardens subdivision intensely increased through out the night. The leading edge was about 300 to 400 yards from the base of the Pali hill side. It is on the coastal plains and advancing at a nice pace. We will estimate in a week it should be entering the ocean.Stay tune for more info on the Lava flows everyday.ALOHA!

March 8, 2012

Aloha Guys! Last night’s tour was awesome! Our group got up to some surface flow safely and was able to view the rivers of lava that are coming down the Royal Gardens subdivision where Jack Tompson’s house, which was taken by the lava on friday, was located in. Every once in a while we would be able to see a tree go up in flame. As the sun set the colors and brightness of the lava became more and more visible. The eastern lobe of lava has slowed down and the western lobe is currently very active. Higher up the eastern lobe however, there appears to be more lava coming down. Until next time, Aloha!

February 8, 2012

Aloha everyone! We are resuming our tours after our short break. Last night’s tour got up safely to some surface flow. The leading edge of the eastern lobe has reached the bottom of the Pali. The western lobe has also reached the bottom of the Pali and has also taken out Jack Tompson’s house. Jack was the last resident of the Royal Gardens subdivision, which is getting smaller and smaller with each lava flow. These flows are in response to the DI events, which can be found on the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory website. Today we have a morning tour and a 3:00 pm tour.Until next time, Aloha!