HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – The active “61g flow” southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to advance and spread.
Between June 16 and 19, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the flow front advanced at a rate of roughly 330 feet per day and has moved about half a mile. As of yesterday, the flow front was roughly 330 feet from the northern boundary of the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision, which means it could be in the subdivision within the day.
Mick Kalber filmed the lava flow from above aboard a Paradise Helicopter overflight. He says it appears the lava “will most likely begin to descend Pulama pali in the coming week.”
As of June 23, the flow was about 3.2 miles long. Scientists say no lava flows are threatening nearby communities.