Moonlit pali at 9:00 PM last night reveals the large expanse of surface breakouts of lava running down the entire length of the Pulama Pali. (click on the image for a larger view size)
By today the leading fingers of this flow should be reaching the coastal flats; likely just west of Kalapana Gardens. We should have a more precise location by tonight.
Visitors to the Hawaii County lava viewing area were able to see this entire flow field and it may be even brighter and closer today and especially visible tonight. Should the lava continue at the present pace and direction, some of the more easterly leading edges of the advancing lava are showing potential to become a real threat to the subdivision homes in the days ahead.
(Yesterday I said I would post an update on the twice-burned out remnants of Gary Sleik’s homestead, I will now do that tomorrow)
For information about the on-site conditions at the county lava viewing area, phone after 2:00 PM and talk to personnel there: 430-1966 OR 217-2215