Kilauea continues to put on spectacular, but dangerous show

Photo: U.S. Geological Survey
Photo: U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea continues to erupt on Hawaii Island, and the volcano is creating quite a show.

Technology allows scientists to capture views that are impossible to see in person.

Recent high-definition footage shows the summit lava lake within Halemaumau Crater bubbling and spattering.

The lake and Halemaumau Overlook, and about four miles of the 11-mile Crater Rim Drive and Crater Rim Trail have been closed since 2008 due to ongoing volcanic hazards.

Back in August, an explosion in the crater flung chunks of molten and solid rock onto the rim and destroyed the power system for monitoring equipment.

The park has no plans to reopen these areas until the eruption from Halemaumau ceases.

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