Kilauea's eruption is reshaping Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Say goodbye to the popular lava lake | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Kilauea's eruption is reshaping Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Say goodbye to the popular lava lake

“You could drive up to the [Jaggar Museum], get out of your car, walk to the overlook, and view a beautiful lava lake overflowing,” park superintendent Cindy Orlando said. “That was an incredible visitor experience, and you really didn’t have to work real hard to get it.”

With the recent volcanic activity, that lava lake has receded underground. It is now sealed off by countless tons of rock that have fallen into the caldera as portions of the surrounding Halemaumau Crater continue to collapse.

“Will it [the lava lake] ever happen again? Probably, but not in my lifetime,” Orlando said.

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Claire playing the Koa wood piano at Volcano House, 1999.

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