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Volcano, HI 96785

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Volcanic Updates For Volcano Hawaii

Volcano and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are safe and open for business and adventure!

During the on-going pause, with the support of the Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory (HVO) and United States Geological Survey (USGS), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was able to do extensive assessment of the geological changes, determine current damage and levels of safety, and partially reopen its trails and landscapes to the public on September 22, 2018,  National Public Lands Day. Jessica Ferracane, HVNP Public Affairs Specialist, shared in her News Release,"Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens to the delight of everyone." Several thousand people enjoyed the park under blue skies and cool trade winds.

Kilauea Volcano Eruption & Collapse Event

May - August 2018

Volcano, Hawai'i is situated on Kilauea, one of the most active  volcanoes in the world. Between May - August 2018, the volcano entered an historic eruptive phase. The Volcano area experienced numerous earthquakes and collapse events at the summit, moving lava from the two active vents, Pu'u O'o and Halemaumau craters down the East Rift Zone.  A massive outbreak of activity occurred near the coast, creating an extended fissure system and lava river channel

along the Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ).  These extensive lava flows covered and destroyed farms and residential areas, entered the ocean, and formed the newest land on earth. It was unprecedented  volcanic activity which changed many lives and communities.

Eruption Pause & Recovery

Since August, the extensive lava activity has paused. The island and its people are recovering with the spirt of resilience and restoration. Currently, there are few and unnoticeable low magnitude earthquakes, no collapse events, and no lava at the summit or at the coastal 

Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ). Earthquake and deformation data show no accumulation, withdrawal, or significant movement of subsurface magma or pressurization as would be expected if the system was building toward a resumption of activity. The United States Geological Society (USGS) of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) continue to closely monitor Kilauea's seismicity, deformation, and gas emissions for any sign of  reactivation, and maintains visual surveillance of both the summit

and Lower East Rift Zone. 

Volcano Village the Gateway Community to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Since August, the extensive lava activity has paused. The island and its people are recovering with the spirt of resilience and restoration. Currently, there are few and unnoticeable low magnitude earthquakes, no collapse events, and no lava at the summit or at the coastal 

Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ). Earthquake and deformation data show no accumulation, withdrawal, or significant movement of subsurface magma or pressurization as would be expected if the system was building toward a resumption of activity. The United States Geological Society (USGS) of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) continue to closely monitor Kilauea's seismicity, deformation, and gas emissions for any sign of  reactivation, and maintains visual surveillance of both the summit

and Lower East Rift Zone.

Volcano is a perfect home base from which to explore the magical rainforests and volcanic landscapes in the National Park, coastal flow areas, black sand beaches, waterfalls, botanical gardens, the natural beauty and the many active adventures and on the

Volcano side of the Big Island.