Aloha Everyone and Happy New Year! Tonight there was a lot of activity with surface flows and ocean entry visible. The ocean entry is very active and our guests were very happy with the view that they got. Up on the Pali the surface flow located towards the top of the abandoned Royal Gardens Subdivision is still visible from the field as well as from the Kalapana Lava Viewing area.
The tilt meter, which can be found on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website (www.hvo.wr.usgs.gov), is still recording an ongoing deflation. Despite this deflation there was a lot of lava to be seen in both the surface flows and the ocean entry. The weather was good except for a little bit of rain. There is still good activity to be seen. Until tomorrow, Aloha!