There’s no visible eruptive activity to report, but a few areas of the eruption zone continue to degas. Most areas of vegetation downwind of the rift are flourishing once again. And while the road to the Puna Geothermal Venture facility has been restored, a number of homes and agricultural fields still remain isolated, and the … More Lava Update | Monday, February 18, 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.
Although thick cloud cover and rainy skies hung over Hilo and the lower east rift zone, satellite imagery showed a pocket of clearer weather at Kilauea’s summit beckoned us, especially since the TFR over the area had been recently lifted. Knowing what occurred at the caldera from USGS photos, and having had peeks from afar, … More Lava Update | October 16, 2018
Clear skies and no 3000′ TFR made for a fantastic morning overflight! And, once again, there is no visible eruptive activity on Kilauea’s lower east rift zone, although there still is a small amount of sulfur dioxide and steam venting from the recently active fissures. Flying over this newly created landscape at a low altitude … More Lava Update | October 3, 2018
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