Kamoamoa Fissure Eruption
Enjoy this six minute video of the Nāpau fissure eruption that started on March 5 2011. This footage was taken on March 6 2011 between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm.
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?
`Ohelo (Vaccinium reticulatum) is a relative of blueberries and a favorite food of nene, the Hawaiian Goose. Its berries range from dark red to pale yellow when ripe and are sacred to Pele, the volcano deity.