Hawaii Lava News

Active Lava Forecasts 4-26-17

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Active Lava Forecasts: Can you predict what lava flows will do? Active lava forecasts can’t be found in the newspaper or online next to the weather. You won’t find them posted in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park or even at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The reason is that nobody can predict what will happen with…

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Lava Tube Skylights

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Lava Tube Skylights – A Dangerous Beauty:  Lava tube skylights form when part of the roof of a lava tube collapses. In the case of active lava tubes, these skylights allow a glimpse of the gorgeous super heated river of glowing lava below. But hidden danger also lurks beneath their beauty. Since the crusts of active…

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Lava Delta Collapse 10-2-16

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Lava Delta Collapse at Kamokuna Ocean Entry: Lava delta collapse is one of the most dangerous phenomena associated with lava viewing at an ocean entry. Yesterday evening, a small portion of the currently active eastern Kamokuna Ocean Entry lava delta collapsed into the sea, sending enormous billows of steam and fragments of hot lava into…

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Lava Viewing Demystified

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Lava Viewing: What will you see? Lava viewing conditions are ever changing, and it’s impossible to predict what may happen from one day to the next. But believe it or not, that’s part of the fun. Many people see photos of lava cascading into the ocean or flowing in rivers right past onlookers and wonder if…

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Legal Lava Tours

Legal Lava Tours: How do you know a tour is legal? Legal lava tours are the way to go to see the best active lava and stay safe! Kilauea’s stunningly beautiful active lava flows draw visitors from around the world, but along with the beauty and excitement, are many significant hazards. On the active flow…

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Lava Activity Update

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Lava Activity Update: 7-20-16 The Lava Activity Update for this week includes some photos from the week’s Lava Bike and Hike Tours, the latest scoop from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), and our recent observations of the active lava flow. The tip of the flow has stalled about half a mile from the ocean,…

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Lava bike and hike lava tours

Lava Bike and Hike Tours: For the most current tour information click here: Lava Bike and Hike Tours To book your tour to active lava now click here: Book my Lava Bike and Hike! Lava bikes? Well, surely you’ve heard of them…Okay we made them up – there is no “lava bike”, but you’ll be…

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Lava is Flowing! 6-30-16

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Lava is flowing on the coastal plain: Lava is flowing from a vent high on the flank of Pu’u ‘O’o Cone all the way down to the bottom of Pulama Pali as of yesterday morning. Last night, we watched several broad ribbons of glittering pahoehoe cascade down the steep lower part of the pali, to…

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Lava Hikes are back again: Lava Hikes are back and we’re thrilled to announce that we’re once again accepting reservations for these very popular tours. Your reward for this moderate to challenging hike will be the chance to walk right up to active red lava and watch its graceful and mysterious movement as it flows!…

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Lava is Coming Soon!

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Lava is Back!: Lava began flowing down Pulama Pali at the end of last week and has made considerable progress toward the coastal plain since then. The new flow, which began on May 25th, signaled a major change in Kilauea’s ongoing East Rift Zone eruption, and is now the only active lava flow in 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!