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April 28, 2018 Lava Lake Full


A perched pond sits atop the west end of a very inflated Pu'u 'O'o crater this morning, as USGS scientists continue to forecast what may be a major change in the eruption on the East rift zone. Almost the entire vent is now filled with lava... and nearly all the surface flow activity was found within a mile of the vent. Numerous pahoehoe flows and several skylights... and almost nothing downslope from there at all. May Day Ducky joined Leilani the Hula Girl, Special Guest, Amanda Charlotte Glasgo, Bruce Omori and me as Paradise Helicopters' exalted pilot, Sean Regehr got us up close and personal with Pele's hot liquid rock... mahalo plenty, Sean!