Kilauea Volcano Celebrates 30 Years of Eruptions

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano celebrated 30 years of eruptions this past week. The Hawaiian Islands are proud to be home to such an amazing natural wonder, so here’s a look back at the volcano’s hot history. Enjoy!
Kilauea Volcano: 30 years of eruption

For 30 years now, the Kilauea Volcano has been erupting and putting on a spectacular show like this!

Kilauea Volcano highlights from the last 30 years

The Kilauea Volcano first began erupting on January 3, 1983 and hasn’t stopped since. Not only is it the world’s most active volcano, it’s also the world’s longest continuous eruption! Back on May 22, 2010 the volcano reached the milestone of 10,000 days of eruptions. With yesterday being the 10,957th day of continuous activity, it’s hard to guess when the volcano will stop… Not that we want it to! We love visiting the active volcano. Having such a powerful natural wonder in your own “backyard” can have its drawbacks and dangers. On occasion volcanic fog fumes, known as vog, can cause the area to be hazy. Also, in 1990, an eruption from Kilauea buried the town of Kalapana under nearly 50 feet of lava and extended the coast hundreds of yards. As exciting as seeing lava flowing can be, it’s best viewed from a distance!
What once was a small country town overlooking the ocean below the Kilauea volcano now stands as a vast field of hardened lava.

What once was a small country town overlooking the ocean below the Kilauea volcano now stands as a vast field of hardened lava.

Ready to see the action at the Kilauea Volcano?!

Now is a great time to visit the volcano! With 30 years of studying eruptions, geologists have a better understanding of Kilauea than ever before. A wealth of knowledge is waiting to be discovered in the Jaggar Museum at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory. Discover how amazing and unique a volcano adventure can be as you experience eerie lava tubes, recent and ancient volcanic flows, thermal steam vents, lush tropical rainforest, breathtaking waterfalls and so much more!
Visiting the rocky coast formed by Kilauea's eruption is nothing short of extraordinary!

Visiting the rocky coast formed by Kilauea’s eruption is nothing short of extraordinary!

Not staying on the Big Island? No problem! Inter-island volcano adventure tours are available from Kauai, Maui, and Oahu too! Have you ever visited Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano? Share your volcano story by leaving a comment on this post. Alooooha!

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