Evening Lava Report, Monday, 11/3/14

While the leading edge of the flow in Pahoa remains stalled, a finger of lava is moving along the Kea’au-side edge of the flow; as of about 5 p.m. today, it was about 175 yeards above the stalled leading edge and had been moving at  about 11 yards per hour since this morning.  Pictures that appeared on the net this afternoon showed lava invading one corner of  a shade house for plants on private  property that the flow invaded last week.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory also  reported  “minor expansion of the flow field has occurred in the pasture below the P?hoa cemetery,”  and “very little activity” in the lobe that  reached the boundaries of the old  transfer station yesterday. HVO’s latest map shows the pocket containing part of the Pahoa Japanese Cemetery continuing to fill in, with only a narrow band of the cemetery on the Kalapana side remaining uncovered by lava.

Slight inflation continued at the summit throughout the day.

Hawaii Volcano Observatory’s Nov. 3 map. “The area of the flow on November 1, 2014, at 11:00 AM is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as mapped on November 3 at 11:30 AM is shown in red.”

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