July 10, 2013 Guided Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Our guided Lava tours was successful. The ocean entry continued to produce a show for our guests. There was no surface flows but the ocean entry was spectacular. Fluctuations at the summit remained steady over the past couple days. No significant changes that would increase or decrease the actual activity at this time. The tilt meter below calculates the amount of LAVA being filled into the LAVA reservoir below Kilauea volcano. These calculations would indicate the increase of activity and decrease of activity. Please feel free to go ahead and check out the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory for any define updates on the volcano daily.Graph of tilt at Uwekahuna and Pu`u `Ō `ō tiltmeter stations, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

We at Kalapana Cultural Tours have lost a loved one. Mr. Wayne Bidal played a big part in our success and also an awesome friend. We will dedicate all of our future endeavors to this special man. We love you WAYNE BIDAL. Until we meet again. ALOHA!

July 08,2013 Lava Tour Update

Aloha gang! Lava Activity is at a minimum at this time. Lava continued to enter the ocean. There are two distinct entry points at this time and both entry points are outside of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The most active out of the two is the most eastern entry point, which is closest to our launching point. The ocean entry has been steady. Lava viewing was incredible for our guests and everyone was pleased.

Major fluctuations was recorded at Pu’u O’o vent. This huge deflation and inflation event must be a sign of increased activity on the coastal plains. These fluctuations and events are heavily monitored by our Kalapana Cultural Tours staff. More updates are still to come. Come and join us. Mahalo!

July 07, 2013 Lava Hike Update

Aloha again everyone! The ocean entry has picked up in activity, but still no surface flows in that area. The Lava bench or Delta continues to grow every day and will collapse as it grows too large to handle it’s own weight. The Kahaualea flows are still burning the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve. There are two different flows heading in similar directions, and both are very active. Activity at the ocean entry is still great and guests are very happy. Till next time, Aloha!


July 6,2013 Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! No surface flows but the ocean entry was awesome. Lava continued to flow into the ocean on the most eastern part of the flow field. No huge changes on the coastal plains but at the summit of Kilauea, huge fluctuations was recorded in the last week. The Lava lake had rise and fall dramatically. Ground tilt has played a big factor in the Lava situation. Lava continued to occupy the tube system at this. There was a noticeable fluctuation with the tilt meter in the past 24 hours. This event could be because of massive amount of Lava being distributed back to system or a blockage has been created in the tube system and it just have been cleared. All of these scenarios could have taken place. Surface flows will be visible soon. Come and join us at Kalapana Cultural Tours. Mahalo!

July 05, 2013 Lava Hike Update

Aloha! Activity at the ocean entry has picked up and there is a possibility that surface flows may break out some time tonight. The inflation from yesterday may cause lava in the tube system to start flowing once again and may cause a breakout at the ocean entry and/or somewhere along the tube system.  The increased activity was awesome and our guests were happy with what they saw. The Kahaualea flow is still flowing and continues to burn the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve. Until next time, Aloha!

July 4,2013 Lava Tour Update on Independence Day

Aloha again! We just want to say to all of our readers Happy Fourth Of July.Today was awesome. No surface activity but still what an awesome evening it was. Lava activity rose higher for our lava tours tonight. The ocean entry started to pick up and created some fireworks for our lava tour guests. Again, all of our guests were extremely happy.  The most eastern entry point was the most active out of two entry points east of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park boundary. There is no flowing Lava in the national park at this time. This eastern ocean entry was the most easiest viewing point. We are anticipating activity to rise in the next week. So come and join us. Aloha!

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June 3,2013 Guided Lava Tour Update

Aloha everyone! Activity has been picking up due to increase of activity at the summit. Inflation had occurred at both summits of Kilauea. Halemaumau crater had recorded inflation and also at Pu’u O’o crater. These recordings could be viewed on the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory website. This means more lava entering the use system at this time.

Last night our guests were happy. Lava continued to enter the ocean at this time. Our guides have reported that the ocean entry was elevated last night. The ocean entry was more active then the past days. As for surface flows, our first group led by Andrew went 2 miles above the ocean entry to a surface flow which had been flowing for a few days. (Ocean entry and Surface flows) Because it was so far from each other, the lava viewing was either or. Our guests were so happy for the turnout. Come and join us now while the lava is flowing. Aloha!

You can also check us out on Facebook at Kalapana-Cultural Tours and also on our business page at Kalapana(Guided) Lava Hikes for more updates.

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July 02, 2013-Guided Lava Hike Update

Aloha! Lava is still flowing into the ocean and can be seen from a safe vantage point, while surface flows have stalled in the vicinity of the ocean entry. The Big Island is continuing to grow as lava enters the ocean. The stalled activity is due to the surface flows that have broken out near the base of the Pali and the Kahaualea flows which are currently burning the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve. Despite these surface breakouts, the ocean entry continues to be active and is amazing. Aloha and A Hui Hou!

July 01,2013 Guided Lava Tours Update

Aloha gang! Lava continued to flow into the ocean at this time. No surface flows because of the recent updates at the summit but no big changes. Lava is still flowing in our area. The Lava tubes supplying the ocean entry is still occupied by lava. We are monitoring any more updates and activity at this time. We are anticipating activity to pick up in the next week. These activity fluctuate from time to time. As for our tours. It remained successful. All of our guests on our guided Lava tour has been really pleased and happy for the viewing. Our guides have been staying at the ocean entry longer then usual for more satisfactory. Our guests were also thankful for that also. Stay tuned for more updates. Aloha!

June 30, 2013-Guided Lava Hike update

Aloha! The ocean entry is continuing to flow while surface flows have stopped. The ocean entry is stalling slightly, but still active. This drop in activity is caused by the surface breakout near the base of the pali, as well as the Kahaualea flow. This flow is fairly large and is approximately 2.6 mi north of Pu’u O’o and burning forest in the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve. There is another flow front that is 1.9 mi NNW of Pu’u O’o. These flows are active and taking much of the activity. Even with this decrease in activity the ocean entry is still an amazing sight, being that this is the only place in the world where lava is entering the ocean. Until next time, Aloha!