A surge of lava spews out of a rupture in the lava tube system and is heading down steep cliffs, or pali in Hawaiian. This strong flow is being supplied lava from Kilauea Volcano's Pu`u O`o Crater four miles to the northwest. The rupture was at the 1600-foot elevation about four miles northwest of Kalapana Gardens, and directly above the old Royal Gardens subdivision.
Further down the mountain I shot the rough a`a lava and chunky pahoehoe lava river, and at the 800-ft elevation I videoed the lava 'toes'.
Video shot by Leigh Hilbert February 24th, 2012
One week later this lava flow destroyed the last occupied home left in Royal Gardens subdivision. The story, images and video on Hawaiian Lava Daily March 2nd: wwwhawaiianlavadaily.blogspot.com
From Molten Lava Videos