June 22, 2018 | Rainy Day Lava (VIDEO)

June 22, 2018 Rainy Day Lava from Mick Kalber on Vimeo.

Recent rain on the Leilani flow field added to the atmospheric conditions this morning… Fissure Eight shone through the mist, still pouring untold volumes of hot liquid rock into the channelized rivers flowng to the Pacific Ocean. Most of the fountaining activity is still confined within the nearly 200-foot high spatter cone Pele has built around herself. Her fiery fountains send 6-9 million cubic meters of lava downslope every day… a amount difficult to even wrap your mind around! The ocean entry was very messy this morning… variable winds blowing gasses everywhere. Two major entries are located near where the beach community of Vacationland stood just two weeks ago. Tons of lava is entering the water there to the south, and many smaller fingers of lava drip into the water to the north. Sean Regehr did his amazing flyboy thing again… Leilani, Rainy Day Ducky. Special Guest Thom Randle, Bruce Omori and I had a terrific flight! Mahalo plenty, Sean and Paradise Helicopters!

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