W stuletnim Parku Narodowym Wulkany Hawai‘i pojawiła się nowa platforma, z której obserwować można lawę spływającą do morza.
Punkt widokowy ulokowano niedaleko miejsca, w którym znajdowała się poprzednia platforma. Co stało się z tamtą? W Sylwestra… utonęła. Na szczęście kilkunastu miłośników wulkanów ewakuowano z niej na czas i nikomu nic się nie stało.
#ThrowbackThursday to January 1983, and the start of Kīlauea volcano’s eruption from the East Rift Zone, and the formation of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent, seen here. This eruption, which continues today, is the longest rift zone eruption from Kīlauea in more than 500 years. According to scientists at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, flows from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō have buried around 50 square miles of land and added more than 500 acres of new land to the Island of Hawai‘i. The lava flow that enters the ocean today within the national park at Kamokuna orginates from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. January is Volcano Awareness Month, and the USGS HVO is hosting numerous free public talks about our volcanic public lands. Follow us here, we’ll keep you posted. #TBT #VolcanoAwarenessMonth #HVNP100 #FindYourPark #NPS100 #NPWest Photo/USGS J.D. Griggs
Ocean entry update January 2, at 4:45 p.m: Our eruption crew worked tirelessly today to relocate the lava viewing area at the Kamokuna coastal area. Kamokuna remains closed this evening, but we tentatively plan to reopen on January 3 by noon. There’s a great view of a new lava cascade streaming into the ocean from the new viewing spot, which was moved about 900 feet from the ocean entry, and about 60 feet from the coastal cliff area. We’ll post an update as soon as we’re able! In the meantime, enjoy these photos. And yes, tomorrow is the 34th anniversary of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption! NPS Photo/Janice Wei
Nowa platforma znajduje się nieco dalej od strumieni lawy wpływających do wody i tworzących kawałki nowego, aczkolwiek bardzo niestabilnego lądu. Jest zatem bezpieczniejsza. Widok pozostaje jednak niesamowity, a podziwiać go można codziennie – platforma otwarta jest każdego popołudnia.
The Kamokuna lava viewing area is now OPEN! Park rangers opened a newly established lava viewing area at the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park today, following a two-day closure caused by a large lava delta collapse on New Year’s Eve. The new viewing area is approximately 900 feet east of a cascade of lava pouring into the ocean, and about 60 feet inland of the coastal cliffs. Rangers, in conjunction with USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists, thoroughly assessed the area, and established the new viewing site with white rope lines and numerous signs that clearly mark hazardous closed areas. Visitors are strongly urged to stay out of closed areas and heed all posted warning signs and park rangers. After the delta collapse on New Year’s Eve, a group of five visitors ignored rangers and warning signs and slipped beneath the white rope lines into a closed area at the coast. Two park rangers had to chase after them, and made them turn around – 15 minutes before the area they were standing on collapsed into the ocean. In addition to the threat of another land collapse, the toxic plume of volcanic particles and acidic gas generated by lava mixed with ocean water is very dangerous, and irritates the lungs, skin and eyes. Land collapses, which trigger tsunami-like waves, and the toxic gas plume, are also a serious threat to aircraft and boats. There is currently a 1,000-foot above-ground-level temporary flight restriction at Kamokuna. HVO scientists estimate that nearly all of the 26-acre lava delta is now gone, along with more than four acres of older coastal cliff area, which included the former lava viewing site. The collapse on New Year’s Eve started in the afternoon and lasted several hours, creating blasts of volcanic rock and a series of damaging waves.