May Travel News: Lava Lake of Kilauea, Hawaii

Pele—goddess of volcanoes, “the earth-eating woman”—has been grumpy lately. And raising a ruckus. If she points a slender finger of lava in the direction of your home—a slow-mo disaster that can take six months to unfold—there’s nothing to do but find a new home somewhere else. Recently she let off a blast from deep within Kilauea’s lava bed, and ever since “Lava Lake” levels have been rising. It’s dramatic—the planet is disgorging before your very eyes—but safe: officials have given a thumbs up to the tourists flocking to view the sight. Visit for the latest information on conditions.

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