LAVA UPDATE! Thursday, April 14, 7:00 am – Pu‘u ‘O‘o overflight:
After unfavorable weather postponed last week’s flight, we were finally able to resume our documentation of the eruption yesterday. Activity on Kilauea’s east rift zone continues with a couple branches advancing into the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve, while a few small breakouts were visible out on the flow field to the northeast of Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Distal tip of the activity is approximately 3 – 3 1/2 miles downslope of the vent, but very minimal. Most obvious was the rising steam from the substantial rainfall in the area, as can be seen in the photos below.
MAHALO NUI LOA to our pilot, Ryan Moeller, Calvin Dorn and Paradise Helicopters for the ALWAYS EXCELLENT charter service!!! : )