Guided Lava Hike-April 03, 2013

Aloha! Still no surface flows, but the ocean entry is very active. There are a few different  entry points in the area. The ocean entry that we view is still nice and a piece of the bench had collapsed last week, which must have been spectacular except for being dangerous. The bench is dangerous because it can collapse at any time. Once the weight of the bench is too much for itself to handle it will collapse without any warning. This makes being on the bench potentially fatal. Not only being on the bench is dangerous, but being near the bench area is also dangerous because of the bits of lava that are thrown back onto the shore.

Up on the Pali, the surface flow between the abandoned Royal Gardens Subdivision and the Keoni Kipuka could be seen again. This flow is slowly advancing, but doesn’t seem to be making huge advancements. The Kahaualea flow is approximately 2.5 mi away from Pu’u O’o and the glow can be seen from the Kalapana area. Until next post, Aloha and A Hui Hou!

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