Lava Flow to Pacific Ocean Stops on Big Island of Hawaii

We reported yesterday about the surge of Earthquakes at Volcanoes National Park.

The earthquake activity seems to have subsided, and parts of the Chain of Craters Road near Kilauea Crater have been reopened.

However it appears that the lava flow to the Pacific Ocean has stopped, and the former steam plume is now reduced to a few wisps.

Even if you wanted to catch the tail end of the lava flow into the ocean, you’d be out of luck, as Park Rangers have closed the road leading to the area, for safety reasons. Here’s a photo of the area taken by the National Park Service in earlier times:

Lava Flows into the Pacific Ocean at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii

Stay tuned, as this change in volcanic activity could be a sign of magma breaking to the surface in another location!

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