A Flurry of Volcano Activity in Hawaii
Visitors to the Big Island of Hawaii have been quite fortunate this week due to frequent volcanic activity. At the Halema’uma’u Overlook a lava lake appeared deep within the vent this past week. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory observed a drastic rise and fall in the lava lake’s level. Due to the activity in the lava lake, the gas plume emitted from Kilauea differed in size all throughout the week. The Puʻu ʻŌʻō cinder cone erupted continuously this week as well, with lava spilling into a separate lava lake on the crater floor. The Big Island’s Kilauea Volcano is the most active volcano in the world. Hundreds of thousands of travelers visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park each year. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, a visit to the National Park is one of the best things to do in Hawaii. Discover Hawaii Tours has been offering tours to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park since 1995. With tours culminating at the Kalapana Lava Viewing Area, Discover Hawaii Tours stays at the National Park the latest out of any tour companies in Hawaii. While nature does not always cooperate, watching lava flow into the ocean at night is easily one of the best things to do in Hawaii.