What's New at Kilauea Volcano?

Pu'u O'o Cone - July 1999

We fly all around the Pu'u O'o cone during our 1:40 minute flight of Kilauea Volcano. What was most suprising was that there was a very large "delta" of new pahoehoe lava flows on the up-rift side of the cone. Although there was no active lava visible within the cone itself, there must have been a lot of magma heading off towards the coast because of the many fuming pit craters that we could see on the southern side of the cone. Much of this area looks very dangerous for hikers, so that we doubt that we'll be heading off to the cone on foot for quite a while, but from the safety of the air we had a grand view!

See the next part of the July '99 flight here!