October 08,2012 Tour

Aloha! The leading edge has advanced further eastward and towards the ocean. Multiple surface breakouts were seen as this flow is very wide. Up on the Pali there were a few surface breakouts that could be seen from our position and from the Kalapana Lava Viewing Area. These surface flows must have broken out from the new tube system that has been created from this new flow.

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

(This graph and more can be found on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website)(www.hvo.wr.usgs.gov)

The USGS tiltmeter is recording an ongoing inflation, which has been going on for over a week. This is the reason for all the activity, which is very high at the moment. Now is a very good time to book your tour. Until next time, Aloha!

 

October 07, 2012

Aloha! Another amazing tour tonight. The leading edge has advanced slightly eastward and slightly towards the ocean. Multiple surface breakouts were visible and our group was able to safely view them. The Kipuka is still being destroyed, as the flare up of flames could be seen every once and a while. The activity was very high and the weather was beautiful as well. Now is a good time to book your tour. Until next time, Aloha

October 06, 2012

Aloha! The leading edge of the flow has moved eastward from last night and is extremely active. There were many surface breakouts that our group was able to safely view up close. The Kipuka that was being covered by lava and burned was further decimated by the continuing flows since last night. Currently the tiltmeter is recording an ongoing DI inflation, which is why the activity is very good.

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

This graph and more information can be found on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website (www.hvo.wr.usgs.gov).

Contact us via email or at (808) 936-0456 for more information or for reservations. Until next time, Aloha!

October 05, 2012 Tour/Update

Aloha! The lava activity is really good and last night’s tour was treated to another amazing show from Tutu Pele. Small rivers of lava were seen coming down the base of the Pali. We were not able to get up close to these rivers, but we were able to safely get close to other nice surface flows. The Kipuka has been further burned and covered by lava. The bottom of the Kipuka will soon be no more. The leading edge of the flow has moved from the base of the Pali approximately 250 yds.The overall activity is very good, so book your tour now. Aloha!

We are now offering a 3:30pm and a 4:30 pm tour. For more information or reservations contact us via email or at (808) 936-0456. Aloha

October 04, 2012

Aloha! Tonight was amazing again. The leading edge of the flow is still at the base of the Pali, but has advanced slightly. The many surface breakouts that were seen were beautiful. The Kipuka that is burning has been decimated further by lava and fires. The hillside is aglow with the many surface breakouts and the light of trees burning in the sparse remainder of the Kipuka. Our groups safely got up close to these surface flows and able to view the action. The overall lava activity is good right now, so contact us for more information, or to reserve your spot. Until next time, Aloha!

October 03, 2012

Aloha! We had a lot of action tonight. Multiple surface flows were visible and our group safely got up close and personal to them. The hillside was aglow with the many surface breakouts that were seen. The leading edge of the flows have reached the base of the pali and is starting to make it’s way onto the coastal plains. A few large breakouts were seen on the pali. The Kipuka that the lava is in now is being decimated by both lava and fires started by the lava. Large fires would break out every once and awhile and smaller fires were constantly burning. The tiltmeter is currently recording inflation and this is evident in the overall activity of the flows. Until next time, Aloha!

October 03, 2012

Aloha Folks! Tutu Pele put on a show tonight with multiple surface flows, small rivers and the continuing destruction of one of the last remaining Kipukas in the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. The weather held up for our group and they didn’t get wet tonight. Our group was able to safely view tonight’s very active lava flow.

Starting tomorrow we are offering two different tours. The first starts at 3:30 pm, while the second is slated for 4:30 pm. All guests are asked to meet at our office at least 1/2 hr before the start of the tour. For more information, contact us at (808) 936-0456 or via email.Aloha!

October 1, 2012 Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone and welcome to the beginning of October. Last nights tour was very incredible. It was pretty wet because of the rain but our guests was so excited and happy of the Lava show. The Lava has almost reached the coastal plains. The Hike is a little easier and shorter at this time. There were 2 lobes making its way down the slopes of Royal Gardens Subdivision. The first lobe and the more active lobe is the eastern lobe which is the closest to the Kalapana Area and also is making its path next to Kipuka #2 towards the east in the royal Gardens subdivision. The eastern lobe has advanced just about 150 meters per day on an average. We are expecting this eastern lobe will hit the coastal plains by Friday. The next Lobe is the more southern lobe which is on the south side of Kipuka #2 on the southern end. That lobe is a little smaller then the eastern lobe but is also very strong. With strong Inflation and weak Deflation this flow will be making it’s way towards the ocean in no time but only time will tell. Aloha!

September 30, 2012

Aloha! The leading edge of the flows are advancing downhill in and around one of the last remaining Kipukas of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. The lava will most likely reach the coastal plains within the next few days. Tonight’s activity was extraordinary with multiple rivers of lava that were visible and that we were able to safely approach. These flows had visibly advanced during the time that we were at the flow. For more information or to reserve your spot contact us via email or at (808) 936-0456 ( 9:00 am – 6:00 pm  Pacific time ). Aloha!

Last house in the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. May be taken by the end of the night.