Kilauea’s eruptive activity continues on the east rift zone, and although weather precluded us from accessing Pu‘u ‘O‘o and surrounding areas, the lower upper flow field (lol), or the area above Pulama Pali, hosted a number of little breakouts, including the eastern lobe. And while no molten lava was visible on the pali itself, surface … More Lava Update | October 26, 2017
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.
Kilauea continues to erupt on its east rift zone, from Pu‘u ‘O‘o to the ocean entry at Kamokuna. Quite a bit of vigorous bubbling and spattering occurred while we hovered above the pond of lava in the vent’s western quadrant, splashing lava on the surrounding crusted over surface and adjacent crater wall. Further downslope, a … More Lava Update | August 17, 2018
Rainy skies greeted us over the flow field this morning, but not before we got a peek at the activity within Pu‘u ‘O‘o’s lava pond, observing vigorous churning and bubbling! It had been a couple weeks of being shutout there by low cloud cover, so hovering over that pit of molten rock was an aspect … More Lava Update | August 3, 2017
Here’s a collection of intimate and fiery images of the recent activity observed on Pulama Pali…