(ABOVE VIDEO) Footage of the lava flow from the ground on October 29 courtesy Hawaii County, and video from the air on October 28 courtesy ‘Ena Media Hawai’i/Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. Audio explanation provided by Civil Defense head Darryl Oliveira, taken from a media conference call on Wednesday.
The June 27 lava flow took its time moving through private property in Pahoa on Wednesday. The leading edge of the flow was creeping along at about 11 yards per hour this afternoon, advancing 136 yards in 24 hours. As of 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported the flow was 202 yards (straight line distance) from Pāhoa Village Road and 850 yards from Highway 130.