05/28/2012- Lava Update

Aloha everyone! Sorry everyone for the bad news. We will be cancelling all of our tours until further notice. Lava had stopped flowing at this time. We will be updating every week on the current eruption. You also can check out the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatories website for current updates on the Lava status. Due to the current DI deflation for the past week we are experiencing something unusual at this time. A major inflation had occurred 2 weeks prior to this massive deflation. Deflation means the current Lava lake in Both Pu’u O’o and Halemaumau craters had dropped or produced under average of LAVA supply. Check out the graph below.

Graph of tilt at Uwekahuna and Pu`u `Ō `ō tiltmeter stations, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

But we also have some good news. Our guides at Kalapana Cultural Tours and also the Kalapana Lava viewing rangers have spotted some Lava on the top of the Pali (hill side)  and also the USGS webcams have spotted some breakouts on the coastal plains. To confirm, we are hiking out there and scouting the area for any evidence of Lava. Check out our website tomorrow for the update. So there is a little hope! Aloha and stay tune.

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