(ABOVE VIDEO) Raw video by Mick Kalber filmed during a Wednesday evening flyover with Paradise Helicopters.
Video by Mick Kalber
PUNA, Hawaii – The Volcano Alert Level remains at a Warning status, as the June 27 lava flow continues its advance towards Pahoa.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued this Volcanic Activity Notice on Wednesday evening:
Between September 15 and 17, the June 27th flow narrowed and advanced northeastward at an average rate of 290 m/day (960 ft/day). By the afternoon of September 17, the flow had advanced approximately 16 km (10 mi) straight-line distance from the vent into the vacant, forested northwest portion of Kaohe Homesteads. At the average rate of advancement of 290 m/day (960 ft/day) since September 15, we project that lava could flow from its current location to Apa`a Rd in 9 days and to the Pāhoa Village Road (government road) in Pāhoa within 13 days. These estimates will be updated after our next overflight scheduled for Friday. USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Video captured by Mick Kalber, once again flying with Paradise Helicopters, shows the lava flow burning its way through trees, as it nears the edge of the forest.
These maps were also released by USGS: