There are currently only two ways to see the new lava flow of the 2018 Kilauea lower east rift zone eruption. (map)


  1. View by air - Aerial tours are restricted from flying close to the eruption. (Hawaii Volcano Expeditions)
  2. View by sea - Boat trips to view the lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean.  (Hawaiian Lava Boat Tours, Seelava Lava Boat Tours)

Natural Hazards Big Island

Understanding Rift Zones


Kīlauea Volcano Webcams


Hawaii News Now ongoing Kilauea coverage


Hawaii Civil Defense Messages and Alerts


Please be respectful while you are exploring the island.

Lava continues to enter the sea at two locations.

Photo credit: USGS

Lava from Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone Eruption Reaches the Pacific Ocean

Photo credit: USGS

Helicopter flight of Kīlauea Volcano's Lower East Rift Zone w/fountaining at Fissure 22

Photo credit: USGS


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