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Halemaumau crater December 2020 eruption

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The Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park encompasses two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano.

Kīlauea is an active shield volcano in the park. Historically, it is the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Located along the southeastern shore of the island, the volcano is between 210,000 and 280,000 years old and emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago. Its most recent eruption began on December 20, 2020.

Halemaʻumaʻu is a pit crater within the much larger Kīlauea Caldera. Halemaʻumaʻu is home to Pele, goddess of fire and volcanoes, according to the traditions of Hawaiian religion. On December 20, 2020, an eruption broke out within Halemaʻumaʻu.

The volcanic activity seen in our video is from Halemaʻumaʻu.

For a descriptive longer version of our visit to see the park, check:
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Stone cauldron.