Video: Lava activity near Pahoa remains weak

Aerial footage from a Community Awareness flight over Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano shows little change in the lava flow.

The lava activity of the June 27th flow continues to stall, as of Saturday’s Community Awareness flight by Paradise Helicopters.  Videographer Mick Kalber of Tropical Visions Video was on board to further capture the joint recording project, and gave this report: “The distal tip of the current lava flow near Malama Market is still stalled. However, there is surface activity several hundred yards above the flow front, including a very large outbreak seen around 8am. The activity about a mile above the stagnant flow front on the northern edge is still weak, and moved only 25 yards in the last 24 hours. Lava breakouts continue to be observed burning the forest on both sides of the flow margins near the geothermal pad upslope of the flow front. The plume from the Pu`u `O`o vent was flat and blowing strongly to the south. No lava activity was seen anywhere near the vent. Overall, surface lava activity was rather weak throughout the length of the 13-14 mile long flow.”

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