LAVA UPDATE: Thursday, July 21, 6:00 am – Pulama Pali and Kalapana overflight

Eruptive activity persists on Kilauea’s east rift zone, as lava from Pu‘u ‘O‘o feeds flow 61g and it continues to creep toward the seacoast. A breakout roughly midway down on Pulama Pali, extended to its base, while another large breakout roughly 1/4 of a mile onto the coastal plain continues the overplating process. A collapse … More LAVA UPDATE: Thursday, July 21, 6:00 am – Pulama Pali and Kalapana overflight

LAVA UPDATE: Thursday, July 14, 6:00 am – Pulama Pali overflight

Flow 61g continues to be active, although its leading edge remains approximately 0.6 miles from the sea. Numerous little breakouts on the coastal plain were visible and interior sections of the flow field seem to be inflating, while other areas have overplating occurring. A couple of larger breakouts were also active near the base of … More LAVA UPDATE: Thursday, July 14, 6:00 am – Pulama Pali overflight

LAVA UPDATE: Thursday, July 7, 6:00 am – Pulama Pali overflight

Eruptive activity persists on Kilauea’s east rift zone, as flow 61g continues its steady progression toward the sea. Heavy overcast skies prevented us from flying over Pu‘u ‘O‘o, but skies were clearer downslope where most of the activity has been occurring. The leading edge of the flow is roughly 3/4 of a mile from the … More LAVA UPDATE: Thursday, July 7, 6:00 am – Pulama Pali overflight

Lava Update: Thursday, June 30th, 6:00 am – Pulama Pali overflight

Flow 61g reached the coastal plain yesterday, and impressive rivers of pahoehoe and channelized ‘a‘a continue to stream down the steepest section of Pulama Pali this morning. The flow slowly changes completely to ‘a‘a as it nears the flats, and is slowly advancing as it builds up in height. A tremendous amount of heat is rising from … More Lava Update: Thursday, June 30th, 6:00 am – Pulama Pali overflight