Near Volcano in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
The “Firepit” of Halema'uma'u
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 19° 24.176′ N, 155° 16.875′ W. Marker is near Volcano, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Crater Rim Road. Touch for map. Located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, on the southeast rim of the crater, off Crater Rim Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Volcano HI 96785, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Kilauea (approx. 2.4 miles away); Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army" (approx. 2.4 miles away).
Regarding The "Firepit" of Halema'uma'u. Mid-March of 2008 marked the beginning of a series of events at Halema'uma'u (say Holley-Ma-oo-Ma-oo)including seismic events, the development of a fumarole directly below the Crater Overlook and the first explosive eruption of Halema'uma'u Crater since 1924, which has necessitated the closing of the Crater Overlook, as well as Crater Rim Drive, to the general public because of significant volcanic hazards. The U.S. Geological Survey has placed multiple Volcano Cams to monitor Halema'uma'u activity.
Also see . . . Live Panorama of Halema'uma'u from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Kīlauea Volcano. (Submitted on January 5, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 5, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 7, 8. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.