Clearing skies allowed our regularly scheduled overflight to happen, after the heavy rains and crazy weather we’ve been experiencing! And, what a great lava charter it was, as rivers of molten lava snaking down Pulama Pali were incredible!! Much of the large kipuka near Jack Thompson’s is now gone, with the exception of some patches … More Lava Update | December 21, 2017
Kilauea remains very active, with eruptive episode 61G persisting on the east rift zone. Pu‘u ‘O‘o, the vent where this current eruption began in 1983, is home to a small but very active lava lake, while also effusing lava from its northeastern flank, feeding flows above Pulama Pali through the coastal plain, and the Kamokuna … More Lava Update | October 15, 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.
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
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