Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sees visitor increase

Published On: Mar 11 2014 07:00:00 AM HST
Amazing video of Kilauea lava lake

The USGS posted this video of a lava lake in the Halema'uma'u Crater at the summit of Kilauea.

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The National Park Service says that more than 1.58 million people visited Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2013. Park officials say visitation increased 6.7 percent from 2012 visitations.

“We are pleased to again report an increase of visitors eager to enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a World Heritage Site,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “The dual eruptions from Kilauea, the numerous cultural and scientific programs offered, and the incredibly diverse, protected ecosystem of native plants and animals, continue to attract people from the mainland, around the world, and locally."

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park stretches more than 333,000 acres and remains home of earth’s most massive active volcano.

Halemaumau crater still active after five years

It's been five years since the eruption began within Halema'uma'u crater on the Big island; five years of amazing video and pictures and five years of learning.

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