05/29/2012- Lava Update

Aloha! Well in this past 24 hours we have experienced very incredible changes. Kilauea  started to inflate at around 9:30p.m last night. At that time we have witnessed the Lava lake at Halemaumau rise.  We are now at DI inflation. That means Lava will be flowing again. We have also had 51 earthquakes in 24 hours. Awesome turn of events happened today.

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

There is a small amount of lava still visible within the Royal Gardens subdivision. However, this flow could be some lava oozing out from the tube of the past flow. Tonight there was a surface flow visible above the Royal Gardens subdivision, which seemed to have advanced a few hundred yards in an hour span. Here are some photos of this new flow peeking over the hillside.

We will be starting tours up again soon, so keep checking in  and we will be keeping an eye on the activity. See you later, Aloha! We will leave you with a photo of tonight’s moon.

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