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Drone offers birds-eye view of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano

  • Drone footage captures lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano with people hiking right next to the stream
  • Areas of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park have been closed off for visitor safety due to the ongoing eruption
  • January is Volcano Awareness Month on the Hawaii Island and public officials are offering presentations for the locals and tourists that will focus on the lava lake at Kilauea’s summit

Amazing footage of lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano was captured on a drone in the past week.

The video shows people hiking within throwing distance of the stream where the active lava flows.

However, reports show that due to the ongoing eruption of Kilauea Volcano both at the summit and from the Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent, areas of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park have been closed off for visitor safety.

‘The hazardous geologic processes and the immediate threats to visitor health and safety necessitate the restriction of access to areas that are volcanically active,’ Jessica Ferracane, Public Affairs Specialist at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, said.

‘These closed areas include the entire summit area of Kilauea, Crater Rim Drive, Chain of Craters Road and the active lava flow within the park boundary,’ she said according to KITV4. 

She added that ‘the hazards associated with the active volcano pose a significant risk to the safety of visitors in the absence of National Park Service staff.’ 

Amazing footage of lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano was captured on a drone in the past week

The video shows people hiking within throwing distance of the stream where the active lava flows

The video shows people hiking within throwing distance of the stream where the active lava flows

January is Volcano Awareness Month on the Hawaii Island and therefore public safety officials and the U.S. Geological Survey are offering presentations for the locals and tourists.  

Nearly 200 homes, a National Park Service visitor center and 700-year-old place of worship have been destroyed, according to the Hawaii Center for Volcanology. 

A presentation, that will take place Tuesday, will focus on the lava lake at Kilauea’s summit. 

The myth is that it’s a collection of tears, hair and ash from Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire.

Geologist Don Swanson will discuss the significant scientific discoveries he and his fellow workers have made while studying the lava lake.

However, reports show that due to the ongoing eruption of Kilauea Volcano both at the summit and from the Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent, areas of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park have been closed off for visitor safety

However, reports show that due to the ongoing eruption of Kilauea Volcano both at the summit and from the Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent, areas of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park have been closed off for visitor safety

January is Volcano Awareness Month on the Hawaii Island and therefore public safety officials and the U.S. Geological Survey are offering presentations for the locals and tourists

January is Volcano Awareness Month on the Hawaii Island and therefore public safety officials and the U.S. Geological Survey are offering presentations for the locals and tourists



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