Coastal plain skylights

Coastal plain skylights: reminders of the hazards associated with a...

Detailed Description

This skylight, a "window" into the active lava tube that carries lava from the vent to the sea, is located inland of the Kamokuna ocean entry. It is a sobering reminder why visitors are encouraged to remain outside the closed area, which Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has cordoned off with a rope line and warning signs. The Park reported that in late September, a skylight opened abruptly on the coastal plain just minutes after a couple of visitors had walked through the closed area.

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Image Dimensions: 2592 x 1936

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