Kilauea volcano erupted in Hawaii, leading to the publication of an advisory by Hawaii tourism officials.
Kilauea volcano is one of the second-largest volcanoes in the world and erupted in the early morning of June 8, The volcanic eruption has taken place in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. No damage to life or property has been recorded until now. Observing the lower input of lava leads to the opening of the national park for tourists, as the volcanic eruption does hold cultural significance for locals. Amidst the volcanic eruption in Hawaii, tourist officials have given a warning as well as an advisory for the same.
About the Kilauea volcano
Kilauea volcano is one of the second-largest in the world and is still active. The chances of it erupting are still there. It is one of the volcanic shield volcanoes located on the southern eastern shore of the Big Islands of Hawaii. The volcano is around 210000 to 280000 years old and emerged above sea level around 100000 years ago. The is considered dangerous. Once it erupted, the eruption didn’t stop for around 35 years, but it stopped recently in the year 2018.
The current volcano eruption has been recorded by the United States Geological Survey (U.S.GS). The U.S. Government Survey issued an advisory in the early hours of June 8, 2023, and informed the public about the volcanic eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island. Mentioning the glow on Kilauea’s summit and how the eruption takes place and is limited to the Halema’uma’u crater in Kilauea’s summit caldera, within Hawaii volcano Currently, the eruption is slow but still going on; sulphur dioxide has been released from the volcano for the past few days at a rate of 65,000 metric tonnes per day.
Hawaii Volcano National Park has been opened for people to visit. Hawaii tourism’s official guidelines have been issued, mentioning the safety and care measures that need to be taken while having a visit to the volcano. The eruption in Hawaii does have cultural significance. Mentioning the cultural significance, it is mentioned that the volcanic eruption in Hawaii is considered an auspicious and sacred moment.
Taking these facts in mind, an advisory has been issued that provides proper guidance as well as
recommendations to the tourists. As the volcanic eruption in Hawaii is celebrated with prayers, chanting, and honouring the movement with hula, or the cultural dance, the advisory mentions and requests that people maintain a respectful distance from the place of the eruption. They have mentioned not taking any rocks from the place, refraining from house play, and leaving plants alone in that environment.
As Hawaii is located in one of the world’s most active volcanic locations, it does face frequent volcanoes and earthquakes. The location in Hawaii is one of the most technically active locations. It is located in the “Ring of Fire” of the Pacific Mid-Oceanic Ridge.
Here, the plates are technically active, due to which these types of natural catastrophes are common. As the mid-oceanic ridge is present in the Pacific Ocean, the two divergent plates in the Pacific Ocean make the mid- oceanic ridge here, and they are continuously active in their process, due to which this location turns geologically active as well as vulnerable to natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and volcanoes.
To deal with such a natural disaster situation, the government and locals should be acquainted with enough knowledge to mitigate the situation through the adoption of technologies and disaster-resilient infrastructure plans. In the present scenario in Hawaii, not much loss of life and property has been recorded despite the continuous eruption of the mid-oceanic ridge.