It’s been about two months since our last overflight, and as expected, there’s no visible eruptive activity to report. Isolated areas of the eruption zone continue to degas, but much of the vegetation downwind of the rift is coming back to life. 🙂 Access to the Puna Geothermal Venture facility has been restored, as a … More Lava Update | January 25, 2019
The County of Hawaii recently completed the restoration of vehicular access to Pohoiki for residents and landowners, and while it remains closed to the general public, the road is beautiful! Below are photos of the road, and a few other areas we visited during our overflight.
A bit of cloudy skies hung over Hilo and much of Kilauea’s east rift zone, but not enough to keep us from confirming that there is no visible eruptive activity. Although a bit of gas still vents from the inactive fissures, vegetation in areas downwind that were parched and lifeless, are now showing signs of … More Lava Update | September 20, 2018
The continuing slowdown of Kīlauea’s lower east rift zone eruption has given many of the displaced residents hope for moving back into their homes, but for the animals trapped in kipukas (areas surrounded by lava), life is still a daily struggle because of heat, toxic gases, and lack of food & water. So, after an … More Animal Rescue Mission | August 10, 2018
Kīlauea’s lower east rift zone eruption has subsided substantially, and only a few rivulets of molten lava were entering the sea this morning, along the coast at Ahalanui and Kapoho. A tiny bit of glow was visible at fissure 8 intermittently, but for the most part, the pond has crusted over. Gases continue to vent … More Lava Update | August 16, 2018