The US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has reported that Kīlauea Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island is currently experiencing a new eruption within Halemaʻumaʻu crater that started at approximately 4:44 a.m. HST on June 7, 2023.
The eruption is currently confined to the crater area and does not pose an immediate threat to public safety. There is no need for travelers to modify or adjust their leisure or business plans to Hawaiʻi at this time.
For more information on the eruption, visit https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/volcano-updates.
Out of respect for the cultural and spiritual significance of a volcanic eruption and the crater area for many kamaʻāina, the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority urges mindfulness when planning a visit to the volcano. To learn more about the history and cultural significance of volcanoes in Hawaiʻi, visit https://www.nps.gov/havo/learn/historyculture/index.htm.
If you plan to visit Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, stay on marked trails and drive safely. Expect delays and limited parking due to high visitation and consider viewing the eruption from less crowded areas. For updates from Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park including the latest information on visiting and viewing, visit https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/eruption-viewing.htm.