Aloha Gang! Today marks the 30th year anniversary of the eruption of Kilauea Volcano. That’s right Kilauea has been erupting since January 03, 1983. This past year, lava flows destroyed the last remaining residents home in the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision on March 02, 2012. The last house, which was not occupied was destroyed in late September as the current flow was advancing down the hill through remaining portions of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision.This would bring the number of structures destroyed by lava since January 03, 1983 to 215.
Although the lava flows have destroyed many structures, the lava has also created more land making the Big Island bigger. The ocean entry is the reason for the island getting bigger and tonight’s ocean entry was very active. There were many fingers of lava that were making their way into the ocean making for a spectacular view. The surface flows nearby were also very active and two of our groups were able to view the surface flow make it’s way over the cliff edge into the ocean. The surface flow up on the Pali has stalled out and is no longer visible. Very good activity despite the ongoing deflation, so book your tour to experience this phenomenon at you fingertips. Aloha!