Hawaii Volcano Update:
Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Idle Since Early August; Air Quality Clean and Clear on the Island of Hawaii
The media coverage about the Kilauea eruption on the Island of Hawaii has greatly subsided, but we understand you still may have questions.
It has been over a month since the continuous flow of lava ceased from Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii, with the clean and clear air quality being the most evident sign of the positive impact since then. Air quality is rated as good in all communities throughout the island of Hawaii, according to daily reports monitored by the Hawaii State Department of Health.
The U.S. Geological Survey and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are also reporting that sulfur dioxide emissions at Kilauea summit and in the Lower East Rift Zone in Puna, where lava flows were occurring, have been drastically reduced and are at their lowest combined level since 2007 – eleven years ago. The alert level for Kilauea volcano was lowered from a warning to a watch level three weeks ago.
There is no reason why visitors planning a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii should change, alter, or cancel their travel arrangements. None of the Hawaiian Islands are affected by the Kīlauea Volcano with the exception of a remote area along the Lower East Rift Zone on the island of Hawai‘i’s east side, Kīlauea Summit, which is over 100 driving miles from the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel.
All flights into the Kona and Hilo International Airports are operating normally.