(BIVN) – Residents of Volcano Village packed into the Cooper Center Thursday night for a community meeting regarding the ongoing earthquakes and collapse/explosion activity at the summit of Kīlauea and the continued closure of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Officials with the National Park Service and scientists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory gave a detailed overview of the conditions inside the park, and explained their observations at Halemaʻumaʻu, where inward slumping of the rim and walls continues in response to ongoing subsidence at the summit following the draining away of the lava lake.
The federal officials also answered questions from the residents who have been living with constant earthquakes due to the events at the summit.
by Big Island Video News
VOLCANO VILLAGE - A community meeting was held at the Cooper Center Thursday night concerning the events at the summit of Kilauea and the closure of the National Park.