Thursday, February 18, 2010

Deflation slows things down

Not much new to report:

Deflation of magma under Kilauea has dimmed the lava glow we have been enjoying after dark all week.

The same deflation has reduced the active surface lava running down the mountain, which now flows partway to the sea on the coastal flats. This surface flow is inland about three miles away from the Hawaii County Viewing area, but some glow spots can e seen after dark from there. The coastal section of the surface flow is now within ½ mile of the Volcanoes National Park Boundary.

For more information on the lava and other Big Island stuff you can refer to my list of links here

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