Lava continues to move towards Pahoa, though at a slower rate
The following observations are from Mick Kalber, videographer with Tropical Visions.
Surface activity on the June 27 Pahoa flow on Wednesday morning (12/17/14) is not very diverse but spread out over several miles, mostly toward the bottom of the flow front. The distal tip of the flow front continues to advance, and has broadened considerably. It has turned more toward the north, burning the forest area above and scrub brush below. The flow front is now about eight tenths of a mile from the intersection of the Pahoa Village Road and Highway 130. The distal tip is quite strong, but diminished somewhat by activity above. There was no surface activity within several miles of Pu’u ‘O’o. Overall, since our last overflight on Monday (12/15/14), the flow front continues to advance, making progress downslope, though a bit more slowly now.