HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – The latest surface activity on the lava flow field was documented today by dedicated lava tour guide, John Tarson, as he scaled the Pulama pali for a closer look.
Scientists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory report the episode 61g flow is still active and entering the ocean at Kamokuna. On Kilauea volcano’s East Rift Zone at Puʻu ʻŌʻō, surface flows are occurring within 1.5 miles of the 61g vent and down on the coastal plain, where Tarson had trekked to on Monday.
These flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time, the USGS says.
A recent USGS map of the flow field, below, shows numerous breakouts. Some are inside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park boundary and some are outside. The new activity prompted the Hawaii County Civil Defense to issue a new reminder about lava viewing in the area.