March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

Cool Lava Lake “Poni Aloha” kī-hō’alu (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar) by Hilo’s own Ben Kaili Periodic rain didn’t deter our efforts to to access the Pu’u ‘O’o Vent of Kilauea Volcano this morning… and the lava lake...
March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

“Celtic Tune” courtesy Jake Shimabukuro from the album “NASHVILLE SESSIONS” on JS Records. Mahalo, Jake! A fine sunrise greeted us on St Paddy’s Day morning! The lake was particularly active today… Pele’s hot liquid rock...
March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 Lava Hiding The huge outbreaks of the past month on, and just above the Pali are now mostly gone…. 61G’s lava tubes still feed the ocean entry six miles from the Pu’u ‘O’o vent, but no skylights were observed. Even the...
March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017 New Lava Outbreaks Hawaiian Kewalõ Slack Key by Hilo’s own Ben Kaili Mahalo, Ben! A huge new outbreak just above the Pali to the south of the 61G flow is sending many lava streams downslope this morning… truly an amazing amount of activity....
February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017 Plenty Pali Flows What’s new at the 61G eruption of Kilauea? Well, flows on and just above the Pali appear to be robbing the firehose of some of its lava. The ocean entry still sports a tremendous amount of liquid rock pouring into the...
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...