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Hawaii's Volcano Journalists & Ecotour Specialists
2014 Status: We have suspended ALL LAVA TOURS indefinitely due to the current situation that lava is imminently threatening local homes and livelihoods near Pahoa village. Our thoughts are only for the residents' safety and well-being and preparing to offer assistance at this time.
Friday, Sep 19, 2014
Latest USGS-HVO flow map.
Latest USGS-HVO image of advancing front below Kaohe Homesteads on September 17, 2014.
Official releases from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory over the past 48 hours indicate the lava flow is now advancing at a rate of 290m (960 ft) per day and has narrowed once again, after spreading out and slowing down for several days. ...more
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Latest HVO image of advancing front near Kaohe Homesteads, September 15, 2014.
Latest lava flow map.
Pu'u 'O'o's "June 27th flow" continues to advance at a rate around 215m (705ft) per day through vacant forest, but has crossed the Forest Reserve boundary as it continues to skirt downhill of the nearest homes. ...more
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
Aerial photo by HVO of lava flow within 170m of Kaohe Homesteads.
Latest flow map and projection on September 12, 2014
HVO issued the 4th warning status update tonight: ...more
Friday, Sep 12, 2014
Residents at the public lava flow meeting in Pahoa on September 11, 2014.
At the public meeting held at Pahoa High & Intermediate School last night, officials presented the latest lava flow maps and projections following the flow's unexpected turn towards Pahoa town two days ago. HVO scientists reported that the steep slope has allowed to flow to continue moving quickly and that the new path puts it directly through the town of Pahoa in the range of 13-15 days. ...more
HVO's latest warning status update issued yesterday: ...more
Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014
September 8, 2014 eruption map by USGS-HVO.
The latest updates from authorities show no significant change in the path of the lava flow, only advancement through the jungle away from houses, for now. ...more
Saturday, Sep 06, 2014
Most recent flow map; blue lines are predicted flow directions from topography.
Lava flows continue to advance downhill through the jungle on a path that will miss Kaohe Homesteads, having first entered and overtopped several large ground cracks on Kilauea volcano's east rift zone. The farthest lava front is now 13.3 km (8.3 miles) from the vent and 1.2 km (0.7 miles) from the east boundary of the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve, and moving northeast parallel to the boundary. ...more
Thursday, Sep 04, 2014
USGS-HVO photo of lava flowing back into a large crack near Kaohe Homesteads on September 1, 2014.
According to officials, the June 27th lava flow has reemerged for the second time from a huge ground crack along Kilauea's east rift zone, this time approximately 13.2 km (8.2 miles) from the vent and 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from the eastern boundary of the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve, but still continues moving through the ground crack to within 1.1 km (0.7 miles) from the boundary. ...more
Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
Map of the recent lava flows on Kilauea (HVO)
The June 27 lava flow seen from the east from helicopter (HVO)
The June 27 lava flow remains active and is now only approx. 2 km from the nearest inhabited area. Its farthest front had been spreading in the forest over the past few days and was seen to be spilling into yet another ground crack about 12.6 km (~7.8 miles) from the vent and about 1.9 km (~1.2 miles) from the eastern boundary of the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve.
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