What’s Going on with Kīlauea?
What’s going on with Kīlauea, you ask? Kīlauea continues to erupt from 2 locations. Within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, at Halema‘uma‘u, the lava lake is about 150 feet deep within the crater (give or take) and the best viewing of this eruption is from the Jaggar Museum observation deck, open 24 hours a day. Go after dark or before dawn for the best eruption viewing, and the most amazing “glow show” in the park!
Out in Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone, Pu’u ‘Ō’ō continues to erupt, but there are currently no flows entering the ocean or pooling up on the coastal plain. According to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, active breakouts in the Kahauale’a 2 area are scattered over a broad area within the state’s Natural Area Reserve, extremely hazardous and closed to the public. In this aerial photo of the Kahauale’a 2 eruption, a breakout near the edge of…
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