Hawaii Lava News

Earthquake Clusters at Ko’oko’olau Crater – March 10th, 2014

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  Earthquake Clusters at Ko‘oko‘olau Crater For the second day in a row, a cluster of earthquakes, including a magnitude 3.5 quake, was centered beneath Ko’oko’olau Crater. There has been no thermal activity within this crater for a long time, as evidenced by the centuries old native forest growing on its floor.   This crater…

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Puhimau Thermal Area – March 9th, 2014

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The Mysterious, Growing Puhimau Thermal Area The Puhimau Thermal Area was discovered after several bursts of seismic activity in 1938, when Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Chief Ranger, Joseph Christ, noticed that about 15 acres of trees were dying between Ko’oko’olau and Puhimau Craters, where the ground was very hot. Although the reason for the hot…

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Spattering Lava Pond – March 8th, 2014

Spattering lava pond in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Spattering lava pond is still active in Pu’u ‘O’o A spattering lava pond is active at the northeast rim of Pu’u ‘O’o Crater within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The small lava pond within Pu’u ‘O’o Crater was believed to be crusted over and inactive, however, webcams indicated that it overflowed twice; once yesterday morning and…

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Hawaii Lava News

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Aloha and Welcome to Hawaii Lava News! Check back here to learn more about current lava activity and other news from Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

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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!