December 11,2012 Guided Lava Hike Tour Update

Aloha folks!Activity towards the bottom of the Pali were the best. Aloha everyone. Lava on the coastal plains were at a minimum but most of the activity were towards the bottom of the Royal Gardens Pali and the middle part of the coastal plains. Massive lava flows were seen on the coastal plains. At the summit the tilt meters recorded minor fluctuations of tilt meaning no drastic change in the summit tilt at Halemaumau crater and Pu’u O’o crater. This in resulting Lava level remain at an average. The Lava lake rose just below the inner ledge of the Halema’uma’u crater and remained level through the night. At Pu’u O’o crater, the level could not be seen cause of rain and fog.

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

Lava on the coastal plains were awesome and beautiful. Our Guided Lava Tour yesterday was a success. Walking distance has gotten about a 100yards shorter but still about 2 1/2 of a mile hiking distance. Keep in mind there is no trails and very uneven terrain. The ocean entry was awesome. The viewing point was perfect for our guides and guests. Watching it flow into the sea  is always amazing. A new ocean entry should be happening soon. A new flow has made it’s way to the oceans edge. Well Mahalo for tuning in to our Daily blog. ALOHA!!!

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