HILO — Like hundreds of other Big Island residents, Brooklynn Bennett was forced to leave her home when the Kilauea eruption began in lower Puna earlier this year.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK — The field day begins with a summit weather check at first light. It is a reflective moment at 6:15 a.m. atop Kilauea Volcano, and the fumarole cracks are steaming like the coffee from my thermos. The weather at Halemaumau crater is cool and dry, with light trade winds from the northeast. We hope for these mornings.
HILO — The recent Kilauea eruption produced some staggering numbers, even for a volcano considered one of the world’s most active.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK — One of the most frequently asked questions of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists over the last several months has been, “Is the eruption over?”