Guided Lava Hike – January 29, 2013

Aloha! The winds were blowing from the south, but switched slightly enough to where our groups were able to view the ocean entry from a safe area. The activity was very good as there were multiple ocean entry points. The tiltmeter, found on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Website ( www.hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/update/information.php ), is recording an ongoing DI inflation since yesterday. The effects of this DI inflation could be seen as the overall activity increased since last night’s tours.

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

There were surface flows that were also visible, but most of the flow was being covered  by the plume of steam that created when lava meets the ocean. There was a little bit of rain tonight, but nothing too bad. Until next post, Aloha!

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