Volcanoes are monuments to Earth's origin, evidence that its primordial forces are still at work. During a volcanic eruption, we are reminded that our planet is an ever-changing environment whose basic processes are beyond human control. As much as we have altered the face of the Earth to suit our needs, we can only stand in awe before the power of an eruption. Read More
Experience the Heartbeat of a Volcanic Landscape
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Video of the lava lake activity in Halema‘uma‘u Crater on December 11, 2016 in the morning. This is a zoomed video from the observation deck at Jaggar Museum, which is about a mile from the eruption site. For the best quality, click on the HD button (available when video is playing) and select Broadband (HD).
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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is celebrating its Centennial in 2016.
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