Posts by Bernie Boteilho

View of Fissure 8 with Halau Performing a Hawaiian Chant and Prayer

Had the privilege in escorting a Halau into the Leilani Blvd area to do Native Hawaiian ceremony and prayer. Mahalo to Civil Defense and Hawaii’s Finest, Hawaii Police Department for giving us the opportunity to make it happen for these Hawaiians. It was a spiritual moment for myself and also everyone there. Unreal evening!!! #alohaforpuna #stayclassypuna

Posted by Ikaika Marzo on Saturday, June 16, 2018

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is providing real-time chemistry analysis of lava samples

UH Hilo team provides critical, daily chemical analysis of lava flow

🌋 The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is providing real-time chemistry analysis of lava samples to USGS Volcanoes scientists to help determine how the lava will behave and how fast it will move.

Posted by University of Hawai‘i News on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

250 Acres Created by the Lava Flow

Flowing lava creates at least 250 acres of new land on Big Island

Incredible new images show lava hitting the sea off Kapoho and forming new land.LATEST: https://buff.ly/2MjOAVm#HINews #HNN

Posted by Hawaii News Now on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Halemaumau is forever changed. The Lava Lake has disappeared.

UAS survey of Halema‘uma‘u crater rim, at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit, June 13, 2018.

A UAS mission on June 13, 2018, filmed details of the dramatic changes occurring within Halema’uma’u crater at Kīlauea's summit. Clearly visible are the steep crater walls that continue to slump inward and downward in response to the ongoing subsidence at the summit. The deepest part of Halema‘uma‘u is now about 300 m (1,000 ft) below the crater rim.This video was taken from a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems). Limited UAS flights into this hazardous area are conducted with permission and coordination with Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The overflights collect visual information on what is happening at this rapidly changing eruption site. Scientists will be examining the footage in detail to understand how the expanding collapse area is evolving, the extent of tephra fall, and other clues as to what is happening at Kīlauea's summit. This information informs assessment of hazards, which is shared with the National Park Service and emergency managers.Video by the U.S. Geological Survey and Office of Aviation Services, Department of the Interior, with support from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.#usgs #hvo #hawaiianvolcanoobservatory #kilauea #volcano #KilaueaErupts #LERZeruption #LERZ #KilaueaEruption

Posted by USGS Volcanoes on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

USGS

UAS mission on June 13, 2018, filmed details of the dramatic changes occurring within Halema’uma’u crater at Kīlauea’s summit. Clearly visible are the steep crater walls that continue to slump inward and downward in response to the ongoing subsidence at the summit. The deepest part of Halema‘uma‘u is now about 300 m (1,000 ft) below the crater rim.

This video was taken from a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems). Limited UAS flights into this hazardous area are conducted with permission and coordination with Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The overflights collect visual information on what is happening at this rapidly changing eruption site. Scientists will be examining the footage in detail to understand how the expanding collapse area is evolving, the extent of tephra fall, and other clues as to what is happening at Kīlauea’s summit. This information informs assessment of hazards, which is shared with the National Park Service and emergency managers.

Video by the U.S. Geological Survey and Office of Aviation Services, Department of the Interior, with support from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Fissure 8 in Leilani Estates

Fissure 8 continues to pump lava fountains up to 200 feet into the air. On occasion even higher.

Posted by Ikaika Marzo on Thursday, May 31, 2018

 

Fast Moving Lava Flow in Leilani Estates Tonight.

Posted by Ikaika Marzo on Monday, May 28, 2018

Nice day in Volcano! No Ash fall to Date.

 

As of today, there has been no ash falls in Mauna Loa Estates or Volcano. We were up there today because we had a check in. My husband mowed the lawn. It was a normal day in Volcano. I have been up there every other day to check on things and it’s always been fine.

The crater still has activity going on. But the explosions have not been huge. Whatever ash there is has been blown to the southwest. This is the way it normally blows. The wind blows everything away from us and Kona usually ends up with all of the vog. We were there yesterday and it was pretty bad. Then you drive to the east side and it was nicer. Now if you go down to Pahoa 22 miles south of Volcano. It is different there because of the lava flow.

The news has sensationalized this to be bigger than it is. The residents of Pahoa (Leilani Estates) are definitely being hit hard and its devastating. So our prayers go out to them. The only road closures are in Pahoa.

All other roads and airports are open. I’m sure that by the end of next month things will have settled down and the park will be open by July.

There is still alot to see on this side of the island besides the park. There is Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Ziplines, Mokupapapa Discovery Center. The park rangers are there to give you the latest on the eruption. Plus the Lava Boat Tours are up and running again.

Things to do in Hilo

https://www.inspirock.com/united-states/things-to-do-in-hilo

https://www.lovebigisland.com/hilo/activities

Hamakua Coastline

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/hamakua-coast/attractions/

 

This is the best local island news information.

Bigislandvideonews.com

 

Latest Upadate from USGS:

http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2018/05/27/video

Madame Pele Dances to the Sea

 

                                                                                                                                  

Lava continues to make it’s way down the slopes into the ocean. The beauty of the red hot lava fountains are mesmerizing to watch. With the beauty there is destruction in her path. There have been 50 structures destroyed by the flow.

This video made by Ikaika Marzo gives you a view of just how powerful and amazing this flow is.

Kahukai and Leilani

Posted by Ikaika Marzo on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

 

 

This is the latest maps from USGS showing the path of the flow. If you look at the map the current flow is similar to the 1955 flow. It follows the same line of activity.

The map below marks the area that the lava has now covered.

 

 

The roadways that are closed are highlighted in blue.

The closed areas are marked with the black lines.

The fissures are green and the active fissures are in red.

The lava flow is shown in orange.

 

Halemaumau is still sending plumes of steam and the occassional explosions into the skies. There were 2 today but nothing like last week Tuesday. The winds are blowing to the south sending the ash towards Kau. We have been lucky not to have had an ash fall in Maunaloa Estates or Volcano Village. The residents of Pahala, Wood Valley and Naalehu have not been so lucky. Lets all hope and pray for the people affected by the flow.