KALAPANA, Hawaii – The 61g lava flow southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō is still active and continued to move across the coastal plain on Kīlauea’s south flank this weekend.
Scientists say although progress has been slow during the past two days, the flow is still advancing. “When mapped on Saturday afternoon,” wrote the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in a morning update, “the flow front had advanced 130 m (142 yards) since Friday’s measurements.”
The lava flow front is now 0.6 miles from the ocean.
In a video sent to us courtesy Epic Lava Tours via Facebook, John Tarson gave an overview from out on the flow field Sunday morning.