November 7, 2012 Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone again! Deflation is still occurring at this time for 3rd straight day. But Lava on the coastal plains still remain active. The summit tilt meter and also the Pu’u o”o tilt meter recorded significant Deflation. Almost 4 microdians so far. Which is the biggest so far. We are hoping it will inflate in the next couple of days. At Halemaumau crater the Lava lake level was below the inner ledge and had been rising and falling every drain cycle. At Pu’u O’o crater, The crater seems to be really active at this time. Glow still could be seen from the north pit and east pit. On the thermal imagery, The north pit still looked to be very active but deflation had also took place there.

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

Lava on the coastal plains was still very active. Our guides last night had reported to see some impressive flows at the flow front. Noticing the deflation on the tilt meters, still flows were very active at this time. Lava flows are at least 0.5 miles away from the coast. Moving towards the east towards Kalapana. Lava flows will hopefully stay active until the next inflation. Our guides will do a scouting report this afternoon before our tours go out for the day.Aloha everyone and have a great day

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