comscore Kilauea eruption hurls rocks, disables scientific equipment | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii News

Kilauea eruption hurls rocks, disables scientific equipment

  • USGA / HVO

    Rocks from the east rim of Kilauea Volcano’s summit vent fell into the lava lake Saturday morning, triggering an explosion that hurled fragments of molten and solid rock onto the rim of the crater. A light-colored “scar” about 66 feet across from this rockfall is visible to the right of the spattering area on the lake surface.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reported Tuesday that an explosion at Kilauea Volcano’s summit Saturday night hurled molten and solid rock onto the rim of Halemaumau Crater and destroyed the power system for a scientific instrument used in volcano research. Read more

Scroll Up