Hawaii Lava News

Pu’u ‘O’o Collapses 5-1-18

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Pu’u ‘O’o Collapses as magma moves along the East Rift Zone: Pu’u ‘O’o collapses amid swarms of shallow earthquakes indicating that magma may be moving to a new location along Kilauea’s East Rift Zone. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory (HVO) issued a new Volcanic Activity Notice this morning, detailing the rapidly evolving situation. Yesterday afternoon the…

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New Vent at Pu’u ‘O’o?

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New Vent at Pu’u ‘O’o a possibility – lava areas closed – April, 2018:  A new vent at Pu’u ‘O’o Cone may form in the near future, according to scientists at the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory. Recent changes in the 61g eruption suggest that magma is accumulating at shallow depths below Pu’u ‘O’o Cone. A new…

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Pele Pauses 3-30-18

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Lava flows pause on the coastal plain but there’s plenty more lava near the vent: The lower portions of the 61g lava flow ceased to be active on the coastal plain this week but the good news is there’s lots of lava just above the edge of Pulama Pali near the vent and it could…

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Great Lava! 12-20-17

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Great lava flows continue on Kilauea’s coastal plain: Great lava can still be found on Kilauea’s coastal plain if you know where to find it – and we do! Just in time for the holidays, come enjoy one of nature’s most beautiful gifts on a tour to active lava with us. Last month lava stopped…

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Lots of Lava! 11-25-17

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Lots of lava remains if you know where to look:  There’s still lots and lots of lava to see on the coastal plain right now for those who can hike and that’s great news! It’s not so easy to find right now unless you know where to go but we can get you there. Lava…

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Great Surface Lava 10-27-17

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Great Surface Lava Flows Continue: Great surface lava has been flowing on the coastal plain – and plenty of it. Yesterday we scouted a few miles of the flow field to check on conditions and we’re happy to report there’s still plenty of active lava! Recent changes in the rate of flow at the ocean…

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Surface Lava Still! 7-14-17

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Surface lava continues to be active on the coastal plain: Surface lava flows have continued this week on the coastal plain. Our guests enjoyed seeing some great surface activity and good views at the ocean entry. Yesterday HVO field geologists reported that the new flow front had stalled on the coastal plain and no surface…

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New Lava Breakouts! 7-10-17

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New Lava Flows Reach the Coastal Plain: New lava flows are producing surface lava once again as breakouts above the pali reached the coastal plain in early July. Our guests have been very happy to see lava up close. The recent activity has been near the base of the pali in an area that could…

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Great Surface Lava!!! – 6-5-17

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Great surface lava continues on the coastal plain: Great surface lava still abounds on the coastal plain and our recent guests have been absolutely stoked to see it flowing right in front of them.   New flows coming down the pali have been feeding some great surface lava activity for the past few weeks. We’ve…

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New Surface Lava !!! 5-19-17

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New Surface Lava Reaches the Coastal Plain:   New surface lava flows have finally reached the coastal plain as of yesterday! For the past month or so surface flows have been inching down the Pulama Pali from breakouts high along the tube system and just yesterday the tip of this very wide flow finally made…

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  • Lava Activity Update

    Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park remains closed due to the current volcanic activity but we're hopeful we'll be able to resume tours soon. We'll post any new information here as we receive it. Please check back!