Pele Is On The Move

New video from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory shows a new eruption between the Pu’u O’o and Napau craters.  Two video views show the lava movement from an aerial view and from the ground.


The new fissure opened Saturday, March 5th 2011.  Volcano’s National Park officials closed the Chain of Craters road, the east rift zone and coastal trails, along with the Kulanaokuaiki campgrounds until further notice.



The fissure is located west-southwest of Pu’u ‘O’o in a remote area of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  Far from any dwellings and homes.

Over the past 24 hours, the fissure the opened on Saturday along the East Rift Zone has sporadically active.  The lava lake at the Pu’u O’o crater collapsed deep into the crater, as has the lava at Halema’uma’u at summit of Kilauea.  Sulfur Dioxide levels remain high at 600 tonnes/day.


This simplified map shows the approximate location of the fissure and my general location.


What’s For Dinner?



Stuffed Wonton’s in a Ginger Soy Broth








4 Responses to “Pele Is On The Move”

  1. predator Says:

    Good Tuesday morning to ya, Kini.
    I told you I would further check out the site. I’m having my coffee and killing a little time before I get ready to go to work this afternoon. Staying true to my word here.

    I watched a show on the tube a while back about how the Islands were created. They claimed that it was the result of a lava source that continues to stay active and that it will continue to create more islands as time goes on. Something about the earth shifting over the source and gradually making new islands as its geological life cycle continues.

    The whole process takes thousands of years per island of course, but it was pretty interesting stuff to ponder.

    Enjoy your week. I’ll see ya at HA next weekend.

    • Kini Says:

      Aloha Predator!
      Thanks for stopping by and posting. Feel free to stop by and leave a comment anytime.

      Yes, these islands were formed by a hot-spot and as the tectonic plates move, the other islands were formed. Kaua’i being the oldest and the Big Island the youngest. Below the ocean just south west of of the Big Island is a new island growing called Lo’ihi.

      They are already selling real estate. Should be available in about 10,000 years or so. 🙂

  2. LVB Says:

    Kini, my friend,

    You need to see this one if you haven’t already…


    • Kini Says:

      I think everyone has seen this by now my friend. The arrogance and conceit from the left is unpalatable.

      Exposure to sunlight is the best disinfectant.
      Our Tax dollars need not go to this bigoted, racist, hateful organization.

      NPR is the left’s mouth piece. This is who they are.

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