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Hawaii Volcano Eruptions

Big Island: This Showcase Rec Center Was Another Victim Of Eruptions Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: This Showcase Rec Center Was Another Victim Of Eruptions

Park facilities require longterm repairs after they housed Kilauea lava evacuees for more than four months.

Big Island: You Need To Be Tough To Explore These New Volcanic Beaches Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: You Need To Be Tough To Explore These New Volcanic Beaches

Kilauea volcano created a dramatic new landscape including black-sand beaches. But “it’s a rough walk” to get there.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens

Normally the state’s most-visited tourist attraction, the park has been closed for 135 days due to the Kilauea eruption.

Big Island: The Lessons Learned In Puna As Lava Shelters Shut Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island: The Lessons Learned In Puna As Lava Shelters Shut Down

Public agencies and private organizations devised massive relief efforts, but “they knew a lot less about living rough than we did,” said one evacuee.

Envision An Expanded Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Envision An Expanded Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

In spite of the recent lava breakout, there can be a bright future for the park in 2066, the 150th anniversary of its founding.

Scientists Downgrade Alert Level For Kilauea Volcano AP

Scientists Downgrade Alert Level For Kilauea Volcano

Geologists say lava has mostly stopped flowing, and sulfur dioxide emissions are the lowest they’ve been since 2007.

Big Island: As Fire And Lava Diminish, Volcano Village Still Struggles Photo courtesy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island: As Fire And Lava Diminish, Volcano Village Still Struggles

Transportation questions loom large as residents and the national park try to navigate a return to normalcy.

Lava That Destroys On Land Spurs New Life At Sea Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lava That Destroys On Land Spurs New Life At Sea

A plume of phytoplankton off the coast of Puna was spotted from space. Now scientists take advantage of a unique opportunity to study lava as “fertilizer.”

Road Damage From Earthquakes Is Latest Volcano Peril AP

Road Damage From Earthquakes Is Latest Volcano Peril

Officials worry that future quakes could shut down Highway 11, a vital link between Hilo and a rural district.

Passengers Recount Moments After Lava Hit Tour Boat AP

Passengers Recount Moments After Lava Hit Tour Boat

A couple from Portland who both suffered burns still managed to shoot video of the mishap.

Big Island: Last Time Hawaii Had Lava Refugees, It Built A Ghost Town Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Last Time Hawaii Had Lava Refugees, It Built A Ghost Town

After Kalapana was devastated in the 1980s, the state laid out a new subdivision complete with utilities. But only now are a few people moving in.

Authorities Search For Safe Spots For People To Watch Lava Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Authorities Search For Safe Spots For People To Watch Lava

A tour boat mishap that injured 23 people illustrates the danger of getting too close to the spectacle that many want to see.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions