Molten lava continues inflating and breaking out on the surface near the sad and grim remains of a home and property lost to lava January 18th this month.
Here we can see the extent of lava inflation below the homes metal framed ribs – a disturbing aftermath revealing the all-destructive potential of advancing lava. Lava is still molten beneath the new layers.
In my last update I posted the photo below a few days ago showing lava pouring between two metal posts that recently were the entrance to Keone lane, which led into several properties, one of them being the home that was destroyed by lava. The photo below I took this morning and we can now see only the top of one of the posts, the inflating lava has risen that much.
Below: That barbecue I showed in my last post remains embedded on top of the inflated lava just off the end of the highway and the County Lava Viewing Site. Kalapana Gardens homes are perched along the horizon.
Lava continues actively breaking out from the inflating mounds and is filling low areas:
I could not see any pronounced steam from where lava might be entering the sea at either of the two weak entries of a few days ago; just a few brush fires near to the coast.