Volcano Overflight: Kīlauea’s Lava Delta Continues to Grow

June 19, 2017, 12:35 PM HST (Updated June 19, 2017, 12:37 PM) · 5 Comments

“There was a very active lava lake, numerous pahoehoe and a‘a flows oozing above and on the Pali, and lots of visible lava on the ever-growing ocean entry lava delta on Sunday, June 16, 2017, Father’s Day,” said Tropical Visions Video photographer and videographer Mick Kalber.

Paradise pilot Sean Regehr was masterful at the stick, as always, Kalber added.

Kīlauea Volcano’s 61g surface flows are remarkably active both on the surface and throughout the tube system.

Pele’s molten lava continues to pour into the ocean at Kamokuna, said Kalber, her flows rapidly rebuilding the bench.

“The location of the firehose lava has been active again, off and on… but without the volume necessary to recreate the amazing firehose event we saw earlier this year,” Kalber reported.

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