The Unexpected Eruption Of The Halemaʻumaʻu Lava Lake In Hawaii Must Be Seen To Be Believed
By Megan Shute|Published January 12, 2021
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
With approximately 20 volcanoes ranging in age from 400,000 years to 5.1 million years, the Hawaiian archipelago is the youngest section of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain of volcanoes and seamounts extending across the Pacific Ocean. The most famous of Hawaii’s volcanoes, Kilauea, is considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Though the volcano was previously active last in August 2018, an eruption began at the summit around 9:30 p.m. on December 20, 2020, with multiple fissures on the walls of the Halema’uma’u Crater. And let us tell you, this is one eruption you’ll want to see for yourself.