November 02, 2012

Another beautiful day! The coastal plains flow is spreading out and is slightly advancing. Multiple surface breakouts were visible tonight and our groups were able to get up close to some nice surface flows safely. Up on the Pali there are what look like red dots, but are actually surface flows making their way slowly toward the brink of the Pali. Currently the tilt meter, which can be found on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website, is recording an ongoing inflation. This could mean that the lava activity may increase depending on how long the inflation lasts. Overall activity is good and may actually increase with the inflation, so book your tour to experience this phenomenon with us.. Aloha!

 

November 1,2012 Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Steady inflation has still increased Lava flows on the coastal plains. Lava flows on the coastal plains have intensify today. Inflation at both the summit of Kilauea, at Halemaumau crater and Pu’u O’o crater, had occurred for the third straight. Slow but steady inflation rather. Lava had just reached the inner ledge in Halemaumau crater this evening(Thursday night). At Pu’u O’o crater, the north eastern pit looked very active. Glow still could be seen from the north eastern pit from the coastal plains.

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

On the coastal plains, Our guides have reported some really good flows. The activity on the coastal plains have picked up in the last 24 hours. It is clear that inflation is has played a role in the activity. We had 2 tours this evening(Thursday Night). First tour was lead by Primo and second tour was lead by Kahe. They both were able to get up to some impressive flows. They have also reported that the flows were wide spread through out the coastal plains and move seaward very slow. They have also reported that breakouts were everywhere and intensifying. Book a tour now while the LAVA is flowing. ALOHA!

Happy Halloween/October 31, 2012

Aloha! Hope everyone is having a fun Halloween. Tonight’s tour was awesome even though there was a deflation for past two days. Currently however, there is an ongoing inflation. There were multiple surface flows that our groups were able to get up close to. The leading edge of the flow is approximately 0.8 mile away from the ocean and is advancing very slowly due to that deflation that had happened a few days ago. Overall activity is still good, so reserve your spot now. Happy Halloween, Aloha!