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April 19, 2018 Lava Vent Changes

A perched pond sits within the very inflated Pu’u ‘O’o crater this morning, as USGS scientists forecast what may be a major change in the eruption on the East rift zone. Nearly all the surface flow activity was found within a mile of the vent… only two small pahoehoe toes about a half mile above the Pali… and nothing downslope from there whatsoever. The steamy flow field adds to the volcanic appearance of the 61G flow… and plenty of picturesque pahoehoe available for our early morning overflight! Superb! Original Ducky (still the original, still the best!) joined Leilani, Special Guest Melanie Seyler, Bruce Omori and me as Paradise Helicopters’ superb pilot, Robert Mitchell guided us over Pele’s hot liquid rock… mahalo plenty, Rob! And don’t forget… we’ll have lots of interesting personalities on the upcoming “VolcanoScapes” series entitled “Hot Seat Hawaii!” Check out our brand new website hotseathawaii.com and meet the cast. Then stay tuned for exciting well-known guests, engaging visits with interesting Big Island folks… and of course, as always, the best Kilauea Volcano stills and aerial lava video anywhere! Coming soon! #HotSeatHawaii You never know who might show up in “the hot seat” next! 

If you want to feel the awesome heat of the volcano and take some incredible photos – don’t forget to add our “doors off” option to your tour for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

 

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