November 13, 2012

Aloha! Despite the little bit of rain we had our tours were treated to a good show. There were many surface breakouts that we were able to get up close to. The leading edge of the flow is creeping closer and closer to the ocean and may be less than 0.25 mi away from the ocean. At the base of the Pali there was a nice breakout as well, while along the flow field there were a few spots that had small surface breakouts. Most of the action, however is at the leading edge of the flow field.

The Tilt meter, which can be found on the USGS website (www.wr.hvo.usgs.gov) is still recording an ongoing inflation. This may be the reason for the amount of activity that we have been seeing lately. With this strong inflation the flow may very well reach the ocean. The overall lava activity is good, so book your tour now. Take care, Aloha!

 

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