Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has resumed its normal 24-hour a day operation.
Kilauea has been active for decades. But the unprecedented volcanic activity that closed the park in mid May has transformed both the park and the coastline that surrounds it. The summit crater floor sunk 1,500 feet (460 meters), and the overall Kilauea caldera widened — expanding more than 1 square mile, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It quadrupled in size as lava drained out of the active vent.
Visitors can once again hike around some parts of the summit area and see the aftermath of the historic eruption.