Big Island Volcano Provides Show for Visitors

Volcano, Hawaii, August 4 (DHN) – Visitors to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park had a big surprise when a lava pond began overflowing yesterday afternoon at the Big Island Volcano. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the lava overflow began at 2:20 pm and lasted for an hour before the Pu’u O’o Crater floor collapsed, along with the lava lake inside the crater, resulting in two new lava flows.
The two new rivers of lava are advancing down the south flank of the Kilauea volcano, yet the lava flows pose no threat or hazard to residents of the area. Due to the new lava flows, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has closed the Chain of Craters Road at Crater Rim Drive until further notice. This recent development in volcanic activity, and subsequent collapse of the crater, has been constantly monitored by scientists with USGS over the last two months.

Big Island Volcano Most Active in World

The Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii is the most active volcano in the world. Since January 2, 1983, Kilauea has been constantly erupting. Each year, a couple hundred thousand tourists visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, a visit to the Big Island Volcano is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the power of Mother Nature. From the fascinating exhibits at the Jaggar Museum to walking through the Thurston Lava Tube, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers visitors the chance to explore some very unique eco-systems in the Hawaiian Islands. Quite simply, no trip to Hawaii can be considered complete without a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Discover Hawaii Tours offers the most comprehensive tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and stays at the park later than any other tour company.

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