January 20,2013 Guided Lava Walk Update

Aloha everyone! Lava entering the ocean remains active due steady inflation but at 12p.m yesterday, deflation had occurred. The Lava lake in both craters( Pu’u O’o and Halemaumau) still remain at a high value. The Lava lake in the Halemaumau crater remained just below the inner ledge of the crater but has been over flowing on the the inner ledge this week during DI inflation events. Also at the Pu’u O’o crater, the Lava lake showed some spattering and also over flowed the ledge and flowed on to the crater flow. Those events also happened on DI inflation. Glow from the crater could be seen from the coastal plains at night. Just an awesome sight.

As for our guided walking tours, the ocean entry has showed some impressive flows. Lava could be seen flowing into the ocean and around 5 ocean entries. Little spattering and nice cascading rivers also was witnessed on our tours last night. Nice surface breakouts could be seen just Mauka(hillside) of the ocean entry. Our guests could walk right up to it and view it with in 10 feet from them. Last night was really awesome. Beautiful weather and awesome guests. Book a tour now while the Lava is hot. ALOHA!


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