Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Plans For Guillermo


HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – All backcountry areas in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed as of 5 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 4, in anticipation of the heavy rain and wind forecast with the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo. No backcountry permits will be issued until park staff reassess the storm’s impact, the National […]

Thurston Lava Tube Exit Trail Closes Monday

(NPS Photos/Michael Szoenyi) Thurston Lava Tube

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – Starting on August 3, a popular Hawaii Volcanoes National Park lava tube will become a dead end. Park officials say the exit route trail leading out of the famous Thurston Lava Tube will be closed​ ​while​ ​workers replace an electrical line. The lava tube will remain open, and the trail […]

Volcano Watch: International Team Visits Hawaii To Study Volcanic Impacts

Ashfall damages corn crop in Ecuador following an eruption of Tungurahua Volcano. Photograph courtesy Patricio Ramon,  Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador.

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii – This week’s Volcano Watch article, written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey`s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, details the international draw of the Big Island’s volcanic hazards. Hawai’i’s mid-Pacific location makes it an excellent meeting ground for globally dispersed collaborators of all kinds. For the next two weeks, the USGS […]