Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hawaii Big Island - The Lava is Back

Lava Flow Visible - Once Again

The lava is back and the official lava viewing area at the end of Hwy. 130 is only 10 Minutes from Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast:

The lava flow into the ocean had stopped at the end of January this year. Since then the lava was mostly pooling in the Pu'u O'o Vent area and has only progressed very slowly and intermittently.

Starting yesterday, the flow has intensified and lava has been pouring over the pali sloping down toward the ocean. Lava is visible again from the official lava viewing area in Kalapana at the end of Hwy. 130.

Here are links to current you tube footage and to the Hawaii New Now news report.

(The pictures were taken from a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter on Monday, December 5, 2011).

1 comment:

  1. I went to Hawaii for the lava and found out there wasn't any in 2007! I paid for the lava trail hike to find it's cancelled. Hawaii is just like Phoenix with an ocean. It's humid and not as interesting as I hoped. Lots of rain also. La Jolla California is nicer in my opinion and you don't have to fly 6 1/2 hours to get there.