February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 Surface Flows What’s new at the 61G lava flow of Kilauea? Well… we still have an active lava lake inside the Pu’u ‘O’o vent. The vent is a clearing house for lava traveling six miles downslope and entering the ocean with...
February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017 Firehose Lava! The firehose lava at the ocean entry was very visible today and gave us our best shots since it began last New Year’s Eve. The main flow continues unabated, dumping between one and two million gallons of hot rock into the Pacific...
February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017 Luka’s Lava Kī hō’alu (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar) by Hilo’s own Ben Kaili A magnificently clear day allowed us to access the Pu’u ‘O’o vent this morning, capturing images of a very active lava lake. Skylights just...
January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 New Spillway Flow A new outbreak on the spillway just to the east of the Pu’u ‘O’o vent occurred earlier this week and continued for our visit this morning. It is flowing on top of the 61G tube system and a bit to the south. Activity...
January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 Lava Lake Revealed A stunningly clear day allowed us to access the Pu’u ‘O’o vent this morning, capturing images of a very active lava lake. Skylights just east of the vent were accessible, but we we’re unable to see inside....
January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 61G Lava Update Clouds, fog and vog kept us from the Pu’u ‘O’o vent this morning. No surface lava was visible above the Pali on the 61G flow, but we were able to document the continuing overplating of the still active additional flow...
January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 Voggy Bench Collapse Kī Hō’alu (Hawaiian Slack Key) by Hilo’s own Ben Kaili Extremely voggy conditions in East Hawaii this morning obscured our view throughout our flight. Nonetheless, we captured images of a very active lake within the...
December 29, 2016

December 29, 2016

December 29, 2016 Lava Still Flowing In spite of the rainy weather, we managed to access the Pu’u ‘O’o vent this morning, capturing several atmospheric lava lake shots. We also shot lava flowing quickly by through a couple of skylights just east of...
December 15, 2016

December 15, 2016

December 15, 2016 Lava Lake Exposed Steam rising from Pele’s fire made the vent spectacular today… allowing us a multitude of lava lake shots. We saw spattering, stretching and folding of lava within the small lake inside Pu’u ‘O’o. The...
December 8, 2016

December 8, 2016

December 8, 2016 New Pali Skylights Rainy weather upslope prevented us from accessing the vent today, but we were able to document the tip of the new eastern flow which has branched off from the main channel of the 61G flow near Pu’u ‘O’o. This mile...
November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016 New Lava Flow Mahalo Jake Shimabukuro for the use of his song “Kilauea” from his new album “Nashville Sessions” now available on JS Records! A new lava flow, which started Monday of this week continues flowing east from just...