Lava Advances Slowly and Puna Prepares

Sep 22, 2014

A close-up view of the surface of the June 27th lava flow, near the flow front.
Credit USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
The June 27th flow remains active and heading northeast, moving through Kaohe Homesteads. For several weeks the flow has been moving through thick forest, and today the flow front reached the forest boundary and more open ground.
Credit USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

The lava flow from Kilauea Volcano's Pu'u 'O'o Vent is continuing its slow movement towards Pahoa and beyond.  HPR's Sherry Bracken talked with the Mayor yesterday to get the latest update.