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Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
The 2 active lava fronts advancing towards Apa'a Street just before the contact earlier today (HVO)
The lava flows have now crossed the Apa'a Street and thus, formally, entered the area of the village of Pahoa. ...more
Friday, Oct 24, 2014
The lava flow advancing towards Pahoa on 22 Oct (image: USGS / annotations Culture Volcan)
Comparison of the lava flow on 8 and 22 Oct (HVO / Culture Volcan)
The lava flow continues to advance towards Pahoa and might cut the first road very soon. During an overflight on 22 Oct, the most advanced front of the 27 June flow, a narrow lobe, was only approx. 480 m away from the Apa'a road. ...more
Friday, Oct 17, 2014
Very slowly advancing lava flow SW of Pahoa
Map of the June 27th lava flow in Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone in relation to lower Puna. The area of the flow on October 13, 2014, at 9:30 AM is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as mapped on October 15 at 10:30 AM is shown in red (HVO / USGS)
The June 27th lava flow advancement has slowed, with the leading edge of the flow moving only a few tens of meters (yards) over the past two days. ...more
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
Aerial view of lava flow system on September 29, 2014 by USGS-HVO.
Latest eruption map.
Following several days of increased pressure at Kilauea's summit, lava activity is picking up on the June 27th flow with new flows continuing to move to the north, on a pathway leading slightly away from the town of Pāhoa for now. ...more
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
NASA satellite image of the flow area provided by USGS-HVO, showing "hot" areas widening the lava flow field on September 22, 2014.
USGS-HVO tilt plot on September 24, 2014 showing decrease in summit tilt during the same period as decrease in surface activity, but a puzzling lack of decrease in tilt at Pu'u 'O'o cone.
In the past few days, the front of the lava flow heading towards Pahoa has stalled its forward progress. There is still lava activity at a decreased level, but this is only widening the lava field instead of advancing further. ...more
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
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