See the Historic Eruption of the Summit of Kilauea Volcano


Hawaii volcano Bike Tour

At 2:58 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded a small explosion in Halema`uma`u crater, the first explosive event since 1924. Debris was scattered over a 75 acre area. A light dusting of ash fell in a community several miles away in the district of Ka`u.

On April 9, another small explosion occurred, depositing dense blocks and particles of fresh lava on the Halema`uma`u overlook area.

On April 16 at 3:57 a.m., another small explosion from the vent occurred producing a dusting of pale-red ash west of the crater.

The new explosion pit continues to vigorously vent gas and ash, with the plume alternating between brown (ash-rich) and white (ash-poor).

Cyclist on our Kilauea Volcano Summit to Sea & Wine Tasting Tour may view the new vent within Halema‘uma‘u crater and the plume from the several overlook as we bike around the summit crater.

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