(ABOVE PHOTO) Kalapana, as seen from above. Image grab from video provided by Ena Media Hawaii, courtesy of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. Full frame view below.
- The Kalapana Lava Viewing Area, located near the end of Highway 130 in lower Puna, is closed until further notice. Access is limited to area residents.
- The County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation says the closure is to ensure the public’s safety during the construction of the nearby Chain of Craters Road.