Lava from the Pu `u `O`o crater continues to host breakouts at the base of the pali and on the coastal plains. The largest of these breakouts are scattered over a broad area within the touring range of Kalapana.
The National Park border line is about 500 yards away from the flow entering the ocean where Aloha Lava Tours regularly tours. Another tiny breakout remains active near the east margin of the the Peace Day flow at the coast, and a small breakout at the base of the pali continues to stream lava down onto the coastal plain. Most of the Peace Day flow is contained within it’s own tube system. It empties into the ocean in two places- a main entry point just east of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is visited by tour companies from the Kalapana area daily.
Royal Gardens Subdivision
The long-lived small lava flow on the pali in the abandoned Royal Gardens subdivision was not visible last night and may have stopped. The lava lake formed in Pu `u `O`o is active and continues to dump lava over the top onto the northern flank of the crater floor and continues to feed the well established tube that flows down the pali and into the ocean.
We hope with this updated information of the lava conditions you will be able to make a better educated decision on booking your next lava tour trip with us. Please feel free to comment, we look forward to hearing from you all.