Mount Kilauea, regarded as one of the grandest structures of nature in the area, is an active volcano located on the Big Hawaiian Island, which has a prominent lake of molten lava at its summit.
Mount Kilauea is also considered to be the most active of all of the volcanoes in the world, and also happens to be one of the five youthful volcanoes that create the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is saying that the rise has top around 13 feet short of the rim of the crater, triggering some apprehension that at some point, it could overflow anytime soon.
On Saturday, it did indeed reach inside the 13 feet of the crater rim and scientists are now worried about the instability that is taking place inside the site. The rise is in persistent fluctuation, as it actually lowered last Sunday morning, getting down to 20 feet below the crater rim.
Thereby creating an unpredictable condition that scientists are on the look out for. Though at this point, scientists don’t believe that there is a looming danger, but this has unquestionably raised their awareness to the problem.
The ever vigilant teams involved in monitoring the lava lake, duly noted that over the last few years, the level of the lava lake has remained around 100 and 200 feet on an average level, beneath the crater’s rim. That is why this new development is such an alarming disquiet. As active as the volcano is, this is an unruly concern that could really cause severe damage should it spill over.
Jessica Ferracane a witness to the first eruption which occurred in the mid 1920s and the 2008 eruption said, “There was a lot of spattering that visitors are able to see from the Jagger Museum observation deck and also a lot of rumbling sounds as the crater walls heat up and the rocks fall into that roiling lava lake below.”
Officials and Volcanology experts anticipate that an eruption is not in the near future of this particularly active volcano, but considering its recent activity, makes it hard to determine what the coming next several months could hold for.