Volcano Watch: Underneath Kilauea’s new landscape, the magma plumbing keeps working

K. Mulliken/USGS photo A view from Sept. 2 of the 2018 Kilauea caldera collapse structures from Kilauea Overlook within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Last week, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was able to open the Kilauea Overlook to the public for the first time since the lower East Rift Zone eruption and summit collapse in 2018. The viewing location offers a new perspective on the breathtaking summit collapse structures and the major changes those collapses had on Kilauea’s landscape.