Eruptive activity continues on Kilauea’s east rift zone, as molten lava is visible at the vent, Pu‘u ‘O‘o, where it effuses from the earth, flowing through a well defined tube system to the Kamokuna ocean entry. The lava pond within the crater continues to spatter, bubble and circulate. A two month old lobe flowing from the eastern flank of Pu‘u ‘O‘o still creeps along, its distal tip roughly 1 1/2 miles from its source. Lava continues to pour into the sea at Kamokuna, although volume is at a reduced rate due to deflation at Kilauea’s summit. A bit of a firehose situation still existed, as glimpses of lava free-falling could be seen when the steam plume cleared. And what remains of the delta after the catastrophic bench collapse on New Year’s Eve, is precariously crumbling away, including chunks of the existing cliffside. Photos were below were taken during two flights, one early in the week and one a few days later.