Latest video of the lava flow here: (December 18-19, 2014)
Pahoa Hawaii has been covered once by lava already this year. Several of my viewers may remember the impressive HD videos coming from Hawaii in the fall of this year (2014).
Here are a few animated GIF’s to jog your memory, or to recap if you’re a newcomer to this information:
The above seen flows of lava covered the Northern portion of the town in a thick layer of molten rock. Now, yet another outbreak of the flow is heading towards the main marketplace.
The new outbreak of lava is coming from a volcanic fissure which opened on the flanks of Pu’u’ O’o crater (part of the Kilauea volcanic complex), the newest flow has been moving up to 250 yards per day towards the Northeast in the general direction of the town of Pahoa, Hawaii marketplace.
Currently the flow is less than 1 mile North of Pahoa.
Latest Flyover here:
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Hawaii Volcano Observatory updates here:
“December 18, 2014 — Kīlauea
Active flow front continues downslope towards northeast
Above: In addition to active surface lava at the leading tip of the flow, breakouts were active about 2 km (1.2 miles) upslope of the leading tip. These breakouts were scattered and feeding several small lobes.
Above: Still farther upslope, about 3 km (roughly 2 miles) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, scattered breakouts were active.