The future of Kilauea

Lava roils and pours out of the spatter cone at fissure into the open channel that spills into the sea at Kapoho Bay. (U.S. Geological Survey/Special to West Hawaii Today)

HILO — With no visitors to gaze in awe at its splendor, Kilauea caldera is often shrouded in a peaceful, though deceptive, silence.