- Breakouts of lava remain active near the ground crack system and former geothermal well site, as well as closer to Pu'u O'o vent. The leading edge of the active breakouts, at the lowest point was noted to be found 1.2 miles west of Kaohe Homesteads, and .3 miles northeast of the old geothermal well site, now abandoned. Downslope of the crack system, no signs of activity have been observed recently.
- Kilauea summit begins an inflationary trend as of yesterday afternoon, along with the level of the lava lake within Halemaumau Crater rising. Pu'u O'o vent also has been discharging an increased level of lava.
- Civil Defense announced their intention to re-open Pahoa Village Rd. coming soon, as long as the lava near Pahoa continues to remain inactive. As well, their command center will be downsizing temporarily under the same terms.
Photo credit: USGS - Hawaii Volcano Observatory - Current breakouts burning forest on the edges. The lower breakout location is approximately above Black Sands Subdivision
Photo credit: Hawaii County Civil Defense
Video credit: www.bigislandvideonews.com
Authors of The Pureganic Companion, Keiryn & Erika Satynda, have a farm on the Big Island of Hawaii, which happens to be on the rim of an active volcanic crater, which happens to be a few miles downslope from the active June 27th lava flow threatening the town of Pahoa. They have decided their best chance for a unique experience is to continue living on the far side of the flow, where health, agriculture, food and medicine are their most important priorities and give a new personal meaning to being your own doctor and learning to thrive in difficult situations. Instead of leaving the farm they love and moving to a new community, the new community is moving to them. This blog will detail what comes next after the lava flows. We will be focusing on health, agriculture, and entrepreneurialism, as well as regular volcano and community updates.
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