Puna lava flow in graphics & maps, last updated Feb. 22, 2015

67 Distance from road
Oct. 29, 2014. According to Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, the lava flow is approximately 280 yards from Pāhoa Village Road as of 8:15 a.m. this morning. You can use this image to visualize (in your head) where it might be, even if you don’t know the exact location. This shows distances from the road (every 50 yards up to 300 yards).

Reference in caption above to HCCD on Facebook.


66 Flow rate
Oct. 28, 2014. Updated the progress chart based on Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s announcement around 6:00 p.m. tonight.

Reference in caption above: HVO update.


65 Distance
Oct. 27, 2014. Kimura started to see more people from the mainland on his Facebook page, so he drew up a progress chart so they can review how the lava flow has been moving up to this point.


64 flow rate
Oct. 27, 2014. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Hawai‘i Civil Defense may be measuring lava flow’s distance from Pāhoa Village Rd a bit differently (CD: 600 yd yesterday vs. HVO 620 yd this morning) . Civil Defense uses straight line distance. This graph is using HVO measurments, which is using “ground distance,” as lava does not move in a straight line, hence the variance.


63 Flow rate
Oct. 26, 2014. Mark Kimura says in caption: “Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency just posted an update and I updated the lava flow progress chart accordingly. The lava flow picked up speed and it’s approximately 600 yards from the Pāhoa Village Road as of 9:30 pm. For details, check out HCCD’s post: https://www.facebook.com/hawaiicountycivildefense/posts/293330217532944.”

Reference: Civil Defense Facebook page


62 Flow rate
Oct. 26, 2014. As of 9:32 a.m. this morning, from HVO’s update (hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php). The flow has traveled across the Pāhoa cemetery. I think it’s worth reading (or listening to the sound clip of) this article about the cemetery: http://hpr2.org/post/searching-family-roots-pahoa . “This feels like a reminder that nothing lasts forever,” says Kimura in the caption of this infographic. “I should have paid a visit.”

References above: HVO update. Article about cemetary.


61 Flow rate
Oct. 25, 2014. According to Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency’s Facebook page, the lava flow crossed Apa‘a street at 3:50 am this morning and it’s moving approximately at 10 yards per hour. Space, time, and speed are summarized above.


60 Flow rate
Oct. 24, 2014. According to Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency’s update on Facebook this morning, this is where the flow front is (as of 7:45 am, 250 yards from the Apa‘a Street area).


59 Community Meeting
Oct. 23, 2014. The results of Mark Kimura’s survey were discussed at the community meeting in Pahoa this evening.


58 Flow rate
Oct. 23, 2014. This is how fast the flow front moved for the past few days and today (based on the map Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency posted on their new Facebook page). Kimura also added Pāhoa Village Road to the graph.