Saturday, June 15, 2013

EDIT September 10th, 2013: Molten lava no longer is entering the ocean [Original post: It’s still flowing (with video) ~ And my lava movie is done! ]

All photos were taken this morning: Above: Pre-dawn - On the top of the older sea wall: ocean entry on the left and a small surface breakout from the lave tube feeding it. (As always, you can click on any image and it opens into a page will all the photos larger; click a little black X in the upper right of that page to return here.)

[EDIT: September 10, 2013 -- Lava is no longer entering the ocean or even flowing on the coastal plain for the last week and a bit. Molten lava is flowing on the north side of Pu`u O`o crater in a very remote region. The lava tubes leading south towards the ocean remain hot inside and could rupture open again anytime.
Previous edit: August 21, 2013: 
Little has changed with eruption activity since this posting two months ago.
For daily eruption updates you can always check the USGS/HVO website here ]

Original post continued:
For nearly six months now the current eruption out the south flank of Pu`u O`o crater has been entering the ocean three miles southwest of Kalapana Gardens subdivision.

The ocean entry scene has remained nearly the same for months; a small lava bench builds out and keeps breaking off, random surface breakouts from the sealed over delivery tubes come and go, entry points are usually at two main places – occasionally there are more.

Below is a short video of the current ocean entry lava flow: (Full HD version on YouTube; click their icon when the vid starts)

‘When The Mountain Comes To You’

Yes it is way overdue from when I predicted (several times) it would be all done. All of you wonderful Hawaiian Lava Daily blog readers who so kindly supported me on this movie will be receiving a handcrafted DVD version of the final draft. As of now, these have all been mailed out and should arrive at whatever speed the snail can travel. If you did contribute but don’t receive a copy within a couple weeks (US) then email me and I’ll get one out to you. Outside the US will take a little longer.

Also, with most of the DVD’s I sent have a letter and a page about offering me feedback on the pluses and minuses of the movie as you see it. (Please forgive my use of the ‘you’re’ instead of ‘your’ in the big, bold, heading line!) I will still have one more chance to tweak the film before commercial production begins.
These question-answer forms are not meant for you to PO mail back, but to give you the idea. Just email me when you get it and I’ll email back the questions for easier exchange.

I don’t have any DVD’s of the movie available for sale yet, but when I do I’ll post that on here. I still need to finish the licensing of the movie music before I can commercially do a large printing, or do film festivals etc. But I am on it!

This will be my last blog post for some months; I am off on a big adventure and more filming that is not molten rock… Unless Pele does something outrageous and for a long enough time for me to fly back for that … There is always Mauna Loa …
And here's one more from today~