Aloha everyone! Welcome to another edition of our blog. Well just off hand the ocean entry has been flowing for the 3rd day straight. Awesome ocean entries and surface flows on the coastal plains were visible last night. Steady Inflation at the summit of Halemaumau crater and Pu’u O’o crater has made activity high out on the coastal plains and the south Waikupaianaha ocean entry. Surface flows were active just mauka(hillside) of the ocean entry and also multiple breakouts could be seen near the bottom of the Royal Gardens subdivision. The ocean entry were slow but perfect. The viewing point was just perfect last night. Lava could be seen in many different areas flowing down the cliff and in to the ocean last night. Just a beautiful night it was. Book a tour soon because the LAVA activity is high right now. Mahalo!
Aloha! The lava has started flowing into the ocean once again after stopping for a few days. This finger of lava reached the ocean at approximately 11:00 am Saturday morning. There were 4 areas along this finger of lava that were making their way into the ocean. Multiple surface flows were visible above the ocean entry and our groups were able to get up close to both the surface flows and the ocean entry safely. Up towards the Pali, there were many surface flows that were also visible.
The Tilt meter (found on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website (www.hvo.wr.usgs.gov) is currently recording an ongoing inflation at both the Halema’uma’u crater and the Pu’u O’o vent. The amount of activity that we have been seeing lately can be contributed to the ongoing inflation. Really good overall activity. Till next time, Aloha!
P.S.- Here are some pics from the ocean angle.
Tours last night went great! Tour guides have reported that lava is 50 yards away from entering the ocean. By early this morning it should’ve entered the ocean. We will keep you posted on the lava entry into the ocean! The moon last night was awesome, so big and bright! Here are some pictures of last nights tour.