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
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