October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 61G Flows On (Lovely slack key guitar music by Hilo's own Ben Kaili... mahalo, Ben!) Pele's plume from the Pu'u 'O'o vent and the ocean entry this morning floated southward, as the 61G lava flowed on. The vent's lava lake was mostly visible, as the...

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October 6, 2015

October 5, 2015 Big Lava Plume Pele's plume from the Pu'u 'O'o vent stretched southeast over the Pali this morning as the 61G flow continues unabated. The vent's lava lake was visible, but largely obscured this morning. About a mile and a half down the path to the...

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September 22, 2016

New Lava Skylight The Volcano Goddess Pele continues to battle her sister Na Maka, the Goddess of the Sea, flowing most strongly to the east, but steadily to the west as well. All ocean entries are within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, at numerous points in the...

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September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 Lava After Storm Volcano Goddess Pele's steam plume has become more prominent as the eastern most Pacific Ocean entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues unabated. Her fluid pahoehoe flows cover the better part of a mile of the recently...

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September 8, 2016 Ocean Entry Broadens The Volcano Goddess Pele continues battle with her sister Na Maka, the Goddess of the Sea, broadening her flow further into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and at numerous points in the Pacific Ocean. Pele's fluid pahoehoe flows...

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August 18, 2016 Huge Ocean Entry

August 18, 2016    Huge Ocean Entry (Big shout out to Jake Shimabukuro for allowing us the use of another of his fantastic cuts from his new album "Nashville Sessions" on JS Records. You da man, Jake!) The ocean entry of the 61G Lava Flow continues to increase thew...

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August 11, 2016 New Ocean Entry

August 11, 2016 New Ocean Entry (Big Mahalo to Jake Shimabukuro for allowing us to use a portion of his song "6-8" from his latest release, "Nashville Sessions" on JS Records! You da man, Jake!) A new ocean entry of the 61G Lava Flow has developed about a quarter mile...

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August 4, 2016 Lava Delta Forming

August 4, 2016 Lava Delta Forming Sorry... no smiley faces today... but the Volcano Goddess Pele continues to dance with her sister Na Maka, the Goddess of the Sea! Lava touched the ocean early Tuesday morning, and has begun building a delta at the Kamokuna entry...

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July 27, 2016 Ocean Entry!

July 27, 2016 Ocean Entry! Pele has once again reunited with her sister Na Maka, the Goddess of the Sea! Lava touched the ocean early Tuesday morning. as a very fluid pahoehoe flow covered the newly completed access road and moved quickly to the coast. Pele rolled...

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July 21, 2016 Huge Pali Collapse

July 21, 2016 Huge Pali Collapse Pele is active on and above the coastal plain, widening and overplating the flow field. But the distal tip just over a half mile from the ocean remains stalled out for the time being, about a half mile from the ocean. Pele slid over...

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July 14, 2016 Skylights To Da Max

July 14, 2016 Skylights to Da Max Pele remains active on and above the coastal plain, widening and overplating the flow field. But the distal tip just over a half mile from the ocean has more or less stalled out for the time being. Pele rolled over the Pali two weeks...

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July 7, 2016 Lava Toward Ocean

July 7, 2016 Lava Toward Ocean Pele continues to move across the coastal flats, widening the flow field and making steady headway toward the ocean. Pele rolled over the Pali a week ago, mostly between Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the abandoned Royal Gardens...

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June 30, 2016 Lava Over Pali

June 30, 2016 Lava Over Pali Pele has reached the bottom of the Pali and is now pooling in the coastal flats in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, near the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. This new flow is now nearly 5 miles long, and just over two miles from the...

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June 23, 2016 Lava Reaches Pali

June 23, 2016 Lava Reaches Pali Pele has made significant progress toward the ocean this past week, and is now poised just above the pali (cliff scarp) near the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision. This new flow is now just over 3 miles long, and will most likely...

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June 16, 2016 Flowing Toward the Pali

June 16, 2016 Flowing Toward the Pali The USGS has declared the 6/27 lava flow that threatened Pahoa 18 months ago officially dead. We were unable to access the northeast flow field due to the weather, but we managed to fly through the raindrops to document the robust...

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June 9, 2016 Lava Flowing Southeast

June 9, 2016 Lava Flowing Southeast The recent eruption on the southeast flank of Pu'u 'O'o continues with numerous skylights and a great deal of surface lava on the southeastern flow front. The northeast flow however, appears inactive. No lava was seen Thursday...

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June 2, 2016 Active Southeast Flow

June 2, 2016 Active Southeast Flow The recent eruption near the Pu'u 'O'o vent continues with numerous skylights, a great deal of surface lava on the southeastern flow front, and remarkably, lava returning to the north forest and the adjacent flow field, apparently...

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May 29, 2016 Perched Pond Overflow

May 29, 2016 Perched Pond Overflow The recent eruption near the Pu'u 'O'o vent continues with still more surprises. Last Tuesday massive lava flows emerged just east of the vent, and send an enormous amount of lava to the north and south from near the perched pond...

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May 19, 2016 Bleeding Tumuli

May 19, 2016 Bleeding Tumuli A beautiful morning greeted us at the Pu'u 'O'o flow field this morning. We documented a number of outstanding lava flows and spatter cones, but almost no lava in the northern forest. Several spatter cones have grown inside and on the...

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May 12, 2016 No Lava in the Forest

May 12, 2016 No Forest Flow Impending rain limited our flight this morning. But we still managed to record several picturesque lava flows, but almost none in the northern forest. Numerous small outbreaks throughout the flow field again demonstrated what the USGS...

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