December 05, 2012 Guided Lava Tour

Aloha Folks! The ocean entry is currently still active and surface flows are still visible as well. Our groups were able to view both the ocean entry and the surface flows safely. Usually an ocean entry would form a Lava Delta or Lava bench, which would be extremely dangerous because it would eventually collapse under it’s own weight, but this ocean entry is still “young”, meaning it still has not formed a Lava Delta or Bench. Still, the area around an ocean entry would be dangerous if you didn’t know where to go and what area is safe for viewing. Along the flow field there were many visible surface flows stretching from the base of the Pali to the ocean entry. Overall activity is good at this time. See you later, Aloha!

 

 

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