Atop the Mount Kilauea
Caldera at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
is the Kilauea Crater Overlook
that stands 400 feet above the caldera floor. Out in the distance is Halema’uma’u Crater Overlook, featuring a pit of fire that evolves it shape due to underground lava activity. The Kilauea Caldera itself is about 2 miles long and 3 miles wide (but that could change with any new volcanic activity!). (Photo: S Carpenter/Flickr)
Since 1952 there have been over 34 eruptions, and eruptive activity occurred uninterrupted from 1983 to 2005. Kilauea is the home of Pele, the Hawaiian Volcano Goddess.