Guided Lava Hike January 13, 2013

Aloha Viewers! Tonight there was a lot of activity to be seen. That’s right there were very nice surface flows visible as well as multiple entry points at the ocean. Along the tube system there seemed to be breakouts, but not on the Pali. Most of the activity is on the coastal plains and right at the base of the Pali there was a bright glow that could be seen from a distance, which is indicative of a surface breakout.

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

The tiltmeter graph is found on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website (www.hvo.wr.usgs.gov) and measures the inflation and deflation of the Pu’u O’o vent and the Halema’uma’u crater. Pu’u O’o is the vent that is feeding the current flow field and ocean entry. Currently, as you can see there is an ongoing inflation that is being recorded by the tilmeter, which means that the upcoming activity should be good.Till next time, Aloha!

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