Aloha gang! Lava activity had diminished on the coastal plains but continued to be still active. No surface flows at this time, but a breath taking ocean entry continued to be active. The most eastern ocean entry point still remained active and had out on a show for all of our guests. Even though there was no surface activity, the ocean entry was the main attraction. Just to keep in mind, a Lava ocean entry is the most rarest occurrence the world will ever see. This is the ONLY place on earth you can actually see the lava pour into the ocean. And it is very rare also. All of our lava tour guests were just happy for what they had witnessed.
The reason for minimal Lava activity at this time is because a current eruption happening north of Pu’u O’o vent. USGS had reported the Kahaualea breakouts have took 50% of the lava from the tube system and distributed it the that north flow. This flow had started to enter the Kahaualea forest reserve and started to burn part of the most eastern part. A scheduled flight to this flow will give us an idea of how big the activity is at this time. And also we will give you and update of that. Mahalo and stay tuned for more updatas on our guided Lava Tours. Aloha!