Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7am – Pu‘u ‘O‘o overflight:
Extreme Exposure ~ Bruce Omori
Eruptive activity continues on Kilauea's east rift zone, from Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater to the flow's distal tip roughly 5 miles to the northeast. This type of activity on the existing flow field of breakout over breakout, has been referred to as overplating by HVO geologists. Overall, forward progress has been very slow, even if there's been quite a bit of activity. The northernmost lobe, approximately 2 miles from the vent, continues to expand into the adjacent forest, while the distal tip is creeping into the area with deep ground cracks. The flow remains more than 8 miles upslope of Pahoa.
MAHALO NUI LOA to pilot Pete Stachowicz, Calvin Dorn and Paradise Helicopters for the EXCELLENT charter service as always!!! Me and my partners in crime, Mick Kalber, G Brad Lewis, and Leilani the Hula Girl, are forever grateful!!!