July 28, 2012 Lava Tour Update

Aloha gang welcome to another edition of Kalapana Cultural Tours Lava update. Lava flows are still active on the coastal plains even thought we are having a huge Deflation at the summit of Kilauea and Pu’u O’o vent. The tilt meter had dropped to about -3 microdians till now. We are expecting to have an inflation soon. Inflation will resume the activity at the flow front soon, if it should happen with in the next couple hours which is between 12am to 5am on July 29, 2012, the lava will be active onĀ  the flow front again . Lava at the leading edge of the flow field on the coastal plains had been 95% stalled out. Our 4pm tour had witnessed a little flow on the flow front today. Majority of the flow front had stalled out though. They also continued to trek up to the hillside where the activity had been reported. Sure enough they had witness a lot of Lava flowing into a little forest which was amazing. Both the 4pm and the 5pm tours could witness this incredible view. The evening was beautiful with a 3/4 moon out and many bright stars shinning on the black Lava landscape.Aloha and Stay tune for more updates. Also we have cancelled our Sunday tours due to the Deflation at the summit. We will resume our tours on Monday or until further notice. Aloha and A Hui Hou.

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