The lava flow from Kilauea’s Puu Oo keeps attracting tourists and residents to witness the beautiful show from a safe distance.
Hawaii officials have organized a daily viewing area for Kalapana coastal community and visitors along Highway 130, where people can view the lava flow from a parking area between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. every day.
According to Jeff Sutton, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist, the lava has flown for 1,500 feet and is heading towards the bottom of a cliff, but it will probably slow down when it reaches there.
Hawaiian County Civil Defense strongly recommends people to have excellent footwear and water if they want to be able to resist during the 6-mile round-trip hike.
According to Jessica Ferracane, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park spokesman, visitors must not approach the lava. They are allowed to do the round-trip hike only if they are well prepared with the proper equipment, especially footwear, and supervised by a qualified guide.
Everyone said that they were fascinated by the viewing sight and that they are grateful to witness such a show from a safe distance. Volcanoes are regarded as a dangerous nature power which is impossible to handle.
Experts and scientists working at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are continuously monitoring the volcano activity, and they have taken account of all possible threats. Thanks to the latest technological development, despite the fact that Hawaii is home to an active volcano, it is now a safer place for its residents and tourists from every corner of the world.
Hawaii represents a primary vacation destination for a large number of visitors. Now, with the Kilauea’s Puu Oo lava show, they have another reason to become interested in this touristic attraction.
Nevertheless, Hawaii officials declared that public safety comes first, so they made sure that the Highway 130, known as the emergency road, would not be too crowded and always accessible for residents and tourists.
More than $8 million have been invested by authorities to make sure that this road remains a safe emergency route for everyone.
Everyone is happy to take pictures and admire the beauty of nature’s treasure. Also, the more courageous and resilient ones enjoy the hiking trip for a closer look of the lava show. Thanks to this event, Hawaii has become even more famous than before, and as long as people stick to the rules, there won’t be a problem.