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Volcano Watch: Halema‘uma‘u Crater making headlines again

May 3 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

During the past week, lava has risen within the Overlook crater (active vent at the summit of Kilauea) and overflowed onto the floor of the larger Halema‘uma‘u Crater. As a result, visitation to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has skyrocketed. This is understandable because it’s the first time a lake of lava within Halema‘uma‘u Crater has been visible from park visitor overlooks since 1974.