Kamoamoa Fissure Eruption
Volcanologists have begun calling the vent Kamoamoa, after the ahupua'a (land division) in which it is located.
Please be aware that this eruption is in a remote area that is NOT accessible to the public.
Did You Know?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).