Lava Update June 24, 2012

Aloha Folks! We haven’t blogged in a few days, but we did have tours go out with today being an exception. Friday June 22nd’s groups were treated to multiple surface breakouts that were very active. Small rivers of lava were seen on the tour and guests were very excited. Saturday June23rd’s group was also treated to multiple surface breakouts and small rivers of lava. The groups were able to safely view these surface flows and get up close and personal. The tilt meter that the USGS geologists use to measure DI inflation and deflation is currently recording inflation. Over the past week the tilt meter has been recording multiple series of inflation and deflation. This graph can be found on the Hawaii Volcano Observatory website ( www.hvo.wr.usgs.gov ).

The surface flow coming down the hillside is justĀ  about to reach the base of the Pali. This flow has numerous surface breakouts and is fairly large. Overall activity is good and now would be a good time to book your tour. Until next time, Aloha!

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