Quakes damage park facilities, cause minor cracks on Highway 11

Associated Press Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of Kilauea volcano Tuesday.

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Steam rises from an empty Pu’u ‘O’o Wednesday morning.

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Fissure No. 17 is still active Wednesday near Lanipuna Gardens.

Courtesy of USGS A rock ejected from Kilauea's magma chamber is seen on its caldera floor.

Courtesy of HVNP Cracks are observed on Highway 11 near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


Highway 132, which runs parallel to fissure No. 17, is seen Wednesday from an aerial view above Lanipuna Gardens.

Kilauea’s summit was rocked by shallow earthquakes Wednesday as the volcano’s caldera inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park subsides along with its magma chamber.