Video: Surface activity located around three areas

Community Awareness flights with Paradise Helicopters continue to document activity near Pahoa

Mick Kalber reports: “Since our overflight last Friday, the distal tip advanced slightly over the weekend, but has now stalled again. The stalled front remains about 550 yards from Hwy 130. A few very sluggish breakouts continue to slowly widen the flow front. Once again surface flows were observed near where the Ainaloa lobe branched off from the main flow headed toward Pahoa Marketplace. This area is 1.5 – 2 miles above the stalled flow front. Flows were also observed burning the forest near the geothermal pad upslope of the flow front. Surface lava flows were seen issuing from and re-entering the fissure in that area. No lava was noted flowing on the surface below the Pu`u `O`o vent this morning, but a sizable lava lake was documented spattering within the vent itself. Most of the surface activity is located in those three areas: a mile or two above the flow front, near the geothermal pad and within the Pu`u `O`o Vent.”

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