Lava Flow Conditions

Ocean Entry Lava Flows

Lava Flowing Down the Pali and Into the Ocean, Glowing Under the Starry Night Sky on Aloha Lava Tour's Sunset Tour

Peace Day Lava Flow Update and Current Conditions

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.

About the Author

Scott Collamore

Scott owns Aloha Lava Tours with his beautiful wife Cheryl. An avid hiker and professional lava enthusiast, Scott has design experience creating hiking trails for Teller County Parks and Recreation in the gold mining town of Cripple Creek Colorado. After years of enjoying the cool mountain ranges, the opportunity to work on an engineering project in Hawaii came and he took it! Now he hikes to the lava at least 4 times a week and heads back to Colorado every fall to get time up in the mountains.

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