The 28 year old Kilauea volcano’s East Rift Zone eruption will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday night.
Once again, the After Dark in the Park lecture series coincides with January’s Volcano Awareness Month.
During the talk, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Geologist Tim Orr will review highlights from the ongoing eruption and reveal the latest developments on Kīlauea’s east rift zone.
The anniversary for the eruptive event was January 3. During its early years, spectacular lava fountains spewed episodically from the Pu‘u ‘Ō ‘ō vent.
Since then, more than two decades of continuous lava effusion has built a vast plain of pahoehoe that stretches from the rift zone to the sea, often fueling vigorous ocean entries that – in turn – attract millions of tourists from all over the world.