The Unexpected Eruption Of The Halemaʻumaʻu Lava Lake In Hawaii Must Be Seen To Be Believed

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.

For the most recent updates on the Halema’uma’u eruption, visit the USGS website to check out their live webcams. Have you been to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park recently? What was your favorite lookout point, hiking trail, or geologic feature? Share your opinions and experiences in the comments, then click here to learn about Hawaii’s second active volcano, Mauna Loa.

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