February 15,2013 Lava Walk Tour Update

Aloha again! Lava flows on the coastal plains remained active. Incredible flows were witnessed by our tours last night. There were some surface activity and beautiful ocean entries. Lava at the summit at Kilauea still remained very active also at this time. At Halemaumau crater, steady inflation is still occurring at this time. The Lava lake level rose just below the inner ledge of the crater. Viewing at the crater last night was difficult because of the steady rain and fog in the area. At Pu’u O’o  crater, the eastern pit still remained active also with some spattering of Lava on to the crater floor. The north breakout off the flank of Pu’u O’o still was active last night. Glow could be seen from the HVO webcams. This Lava Flow continued to flow steadily. Also between Pu’u O’o crater and Royal Gardens Subdivision, There was a flow that continued to be very active. This flow could be seen from the coastal plains. The glow of that flow was bright last night.

As for our tours, The coastal plain activity was incredible for our guests. Everyone enjoyed it. Some beautiful surface activity with some impressive ocean entries. There were a few ocean entries with close to a dozen surface flows. All of these were safe accessible for our guests. Join a tour now while the Lava is flowing.




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