Wednesday, 17 December 2008
The summit of Hualalai volcano peeks out from the clouds, mist and vog earlier this evening. It's one of the five volcanoes that makes up the Big Island and is the third most active, although it hasn't erupted since 1801. Many communities and resorts now exist on the flanks of Hualalai but they should be aware! Although Hualalai hasn't erupted for over 200 years, it is expected to erupt again, probably within the next 100 years and has the potential for violent and explosive eruptions. It is considered one of the more dangerous volcanoes in the USA.