HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii – Lava continues its advance southeast in the direction of the Pūlama pali on the East Rift Zone of Kilauea. The flow was 2.1 miles long when mapped by scientists on June 10, and has advanced at an average rate of about 275 yards per day over the past week.
The flow is advancing within the Kahauale’a Natural Area Reserve along the National Park boundary and maps show it is once again headed towards the uninhabited Royal Gardens Subdivision, where no structures remain standing following the neighborhood’s previous encounters with volcanic activity.
The flow that erupted from the east flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on May 24 is the only active flow on the east rift zone.
The June 27 lava flow – the same that threatened Pahoa in late 2014 – is now inactive. A USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory overflight yesterday found no active lava on the flow field northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.