Thurston Lava Tube at VNP Reopened to Public

Thurston Lava Tube in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has officially reopened to the public after the eruption of Kilauea shut it down for over a year.
February 21, 2020

Chemical Analyses Shed Light on Possible Origins of Island Ash Deposits

The origin(s) of volcanic ash deposits on the Island of Hawai‘i have been an enigma, especially those found on and between Kīlauea and Mauna Loa.
February 20, 2020

Volcano Watch: Endangered Plant Survives Volcanic Hotspot, but is Challenged by Invasive Species

While there used to be over 4,000 individual Portulaca plants in the Puhimau thermal area in 1983, there are now fewer than 30 naturally occurring individuals.
February 13, 2020

VNP to Host Community ‘Talk Story’ on the Future of the Great Crack

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is looking for input from the community on the future of the Great Crack.
February 13, 2020

Efforts to Protect VNP from ROD Ongoing

The 1,000th ‘Ōhi‘a tree within Volcanoes National Park was tested for the presence of fungi that causes Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death, or ROD.
February 08, 2020

Volcano Watch: Geologists Rock!

The general approach to using geologic data on a volcano is to reconstruct how the volcano formed. We then use this information to model or forecast how the volcano could behave in the future.
February 06, 2020

Upgrades Coming to Kīlauea Visitor Center at VNP

Kīlauea Visitor Center in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is scheduled for a major air conditioning system installation.
February 04, 2020

Volcano Watch: People and Jobs at HVO, Part 3: The Shaky Work of HVO Seismologists

The on-duty seismologist tracks earthquake activity each day and must be ready to respond to hazardous earthquakes or to significant changes in seismic activity at our volcanoes.
January 30, 2020

Video: Time-lapse of Clouds Over Kīlauea Iki Crater

National Parks Service volunteer Janice Wei captured a mesmerizing sky just after sunrise over Kīlauea Iki Overlook in Volcanoes National Park.
January 28, 2020

Volcano Watch: HVO People and Jobs, Part 3–Gas Geochemistry Work Stinks!

Volcanic gases give clues about volcanic processes, even when no lava is erupting.
January 23, 2020