Friday the 13th-April 2012

Aloha! Tonight’s tours were led by Andrew on the 4:00 pm tour and Ikaika on the 5:00 pm tour. All of our guests returned extremely happy and were able to safely get up close to surface flows. DI deflation slowed the flow only a little. Activity has picked up with DI inflation (DI deflation and inflation can be found on the tilt meter, which is found on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website) and the increase in activity could be seen tonight. The leading edge is still about 0.9 mi away from the ocean and is advancing slowly. It’s just a matter of time before the lava enters the ocean, but we can’t predict Mother Nature. Tomorrow we will be having a 4:00 pm and a 5:00 pm tour. Aloha!

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