HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii – Two lava flow breakouts from the north and east flanks of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, which began on May 24, continue to be active.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the most recent aerial observations showed that neither flow had advanced significantly in the past week and are primarily resurfacing areas they had already covered. Both lava flows are within 0.8 miles of their respective vents on the flanks of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.
On June 2, scientists plotted the recent changes to Kīlauea’s active East Rift Zone lava flow field, and posted this new map on the USGS HVO webpage.
On June 3, USGS geologist Tim Orr demonstrated how he makes the maps that chart the progress of the lava flows. The video is above.