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Volcano Watch: Recent collapses at the Kamokuna ocean entry underscore on-going hazard

Lava deltas are inherently unstable. They are typically built on top of loose rock fragments that form when the incoming lava hits cold ocean water and shatters.

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New lava cascade at Kamokuna in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Monday, January 2. NPS Photo/J.Ferracane

New Kamokuna lava ocean entry site open to public Tuesday (Jan 3)

Park rangers opened a newly established lava viewing area at the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tuesday (Jan 3)

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New Year’s Eve delta collapse causes temporary closure at Kamokuna lava ocean entry

Within 15 minutes, the section of cliff where the visitors were standing crashed into the ocean.

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