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.
Because I happen to be in Portland and can’t fly today, I’m posting a few more images of the tumultuous tumulus from last week’s overflight! Enjoy!! Stay tuned for bruddah Mick’s video update!
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
Great weather conditions allowed us to fly over Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater, getting good peek at the boiling lake of lava within. Bubbling occurred along its perimeter as thick clouds of sulfur dioxide rose around it. Numerous little nosebleed breakouts were observed on the upper flow field within a mile of the vent, while a few … More Lava Update | August 31, 2017
Volcanic activity continues on Kilauea’s east rift zone, and although thick cloud cover and rain delayed our departure, we were finally able to liftoff and made our way to the eruption zone. While Pu‘u ‘O‘o was entirely socked in, the flow field had quite a number of breakouts, but they were small and spread out. … More Lava Update | August 24, 2017