Dueling volcanoes: Mauna Loa, Kilauea connection explained


Media release from University of Hawaii at Manoa A new study, which appears in the November issue of Nature Geoscience, finds that a deep connection about 50 miles below Earth’s surface can explain the enigmatic behavior of two of the world’s most notable volcanoes, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa and Kilauea. The research conducted by scientists at […]

VIDEO: Kilauea Volcano lava lake reaches highest level

USGS video shows lava lake at high level in Halemaumau

Video courtesy USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory | Voice of Stephanie Salazar HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: Kilauea Volcano has been putting on quite a show lately… as the lava lake within the Halemaumau Crater has reached its highest level since the summit eruption began in 2008. The lava lake at Kīlauea’s summit was only about […]

Lava reaches coastal plain on Hawaii Island

USGS photo showing the outline of the flow down the pali

Photos courtesy USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, video courtesy Bo Lozoff | Voice of Stephanie Salazar KALAPANA, Hawaii: Lava has once again reached the base of the Pulama Pali near Kalapana The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says advancing surface flows have reached the base of the pali over the past few days, burning through one of the […]

Hawaii Volcanoes Park quarter to be celebrated, Aug. 29


HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: The public is invited to be part of a United States Mint ceremonially release of a new Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park quarter at the park’s Kahua Hula on Wednesday, August 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The new quarter is part of the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful […]

Royal Gardens lava helicopter tour moves forward on permit


ROYAL GARDENS, Hawaii: A helicopter tour company is continuing with the environmental approval process in order to land in the Royal Gardens subdivision – or what’s left of it – when conducting lava tours. This, despite the fact that the proposed landing area has already been covered with lava since the process began. When Paradise Helicopters submitted […]

VIDEO: Hawaii Volcano Park celebrates 32nd cultural festival

Hula performed at HVNP Cultural Festival

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: The 32nd Annual Cultural Festival was held at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Satruday. Thousands enjoyed a free day at the park on the scenic grounds of the Kahua Hula at Ka‘auea, near the Volcano Art Center. The park’s traditional hula platform overlooks Pele at the active Halemaumau crater vent, and […]

Hawaii Volcanoes park reopens Keanakakoi Crater to hikers


HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: Good news for hikers who enjoy traversing the lands of the national park. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has reopened the section of Crater Rim Drive near the Devastation Trail parking lot to Keanakāko‘i Crater, and a portion of Crater Rim Trail that leads from Chain of Craters Road to the south side of […]