Kilauea continues to erupt from its east rift zone, as Pu‘u ‘O‘o remains active with a bubbling lava lake and effusion of lava from its eastern flank, feeding numerous surface flows between the vent and the Kamokuna ocean entry. See the photos and their descriptions below.
Because I happen to be in Portland and can’t fly today, I’m posting a few more images of the tumultuous tumulus from last week’s overflight! Enjoy!! Stay tuned for bruddah Mick’s video update!
Although rainy skies got us wet on the way out to the Kilauea’s east rift zone, it surely didn’t dampen our spirits for long, as the activity was quite incredible! Pu‘u ‘O‘o’s lava pond was fiercely active, with vigorous foundering and spattering occurring. Gases were quite thick, but gaps in the rising plume gave us … More Lava Update | September 7, 2017
Eruptive activity persists on Kilauea’s east rift zone, as Pu‘u ‘O‘o feeds flows on the upper flow field, the coastal plain, and at the Kamokuna ocean entry. The vent’s lava pond also remains active, with bubbling, spattering, and foundering occurring. Little spots of overplating were visible just east of Pu‘u ‘O‘o, while the western lobe … More Lava Update | August 10, 2017
With the backdrop of an amazing sunrise, we approached Kilauea’s east rift zone and observed the ongoing eruption from Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Although we were not able to venture over the crater because of a low layer of thick cloud cover, the vent continues to feed flows on the upper flow field, as well as on … More Lava Update | July 27, 2017