Increased Lava Flow on Big Island Brings Spectacular Views
With the recent activity of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland, it brings about the possibilities for us here in Hawaii. Though the volcanoes on most of the islands are dormant, there is activity from Kilauea, and recently, there has been an increased flow. The recent activity has set off small fires and small methane explosions as it makes its way through the brush and closer to the viewing area. There has been no structural damage but the Civil Defense has had to relocate some of their facilities.The U.S. Geological Survey has been monitoring the slow moving flow, and will continue to do so as it keeps advancing. For safety reasons, there is no close-up viewing of the flow, but there is a path over lava that is only a few months old that offers a great view. Members of the U.S. Geological Survey have said that the distant views of surface activity are available, especially at night. This activity for our Big Island Volcano Tour 33 means that we have had great views of the lava flow and the increased activity means that seats for our tours are filling fast, as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. As much as we are enjoying the views and flow from our Big Island Volcano and it is a thrill to see, we do understand the magnitude of what is happening in Iceland. We here at Discover Hawaii Tours hope that everyone that has been affected by this event makes it out safe and further damage is avoided.