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.
With Hurricane Norman less than 300 miles away from Hilo, thick bands of cloud cover have been pushing in from the east, and obscuring much of the eruption zone this morning. We were able to have a couple minutes over fissure 8, albeit through some layers of moisture, and were not able to see any … More Lava Update | September 6, 2018
Having reduced the frequency of our overflights since the eruption’s pause, then being weather-cancelled because of Hurricane Lane, it’s been two long weeks since our last update! Kīlauea continues to be dormant on the lower east rift zone, and no molten lava was observed. A great deal of steam rose from the fissures though, a … More Lava Update | August 29, 2018
Kīlauea continues to erupt on its lower east rift zone, as glow and diffusion of gas from a couple spots within fissure 8 persist. The surface of the pond is almost entirely crusted over, and is far below the pu‘u’s rim. There is no visible molten lava throughout the channelized system, only at the ocean … More Lava Update | August 12, 2018