More of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island continues to be accessible to guests — as we near the one year eruption of Kilauea.
The collapse of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent was followed by thousands of earthquakes and resulted in the devastating eruption.
Over 700 homes and businesses were destroyed and while the eruption threat now is low experts say Kilauea remains very much alive.
“Kilauea is still a very active volcano. Even though there’s no lava on the surface rushing anywhere right now, you can tell when they visit the park it’s definitely an active volcano,” said Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Jessica Ferracane. “Most of the park is open with the exception of the old Jaggar Museum because that area took so much damage during the 60,000 or so earthquakes that we had.”
Park officials want the public to know that on Thursday, there will be an After Dark event called “Road to Recovery: One Year Later.”
It will be held at the newly upgraded Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium.
The event is free, but park entrance fees apply.