Archive for June 2018

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

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.