Hualālai last erupted in 1801 and, more recently, had a damaging seismic swarm in 1929 that was probably the result of a superficial magma intrusion. KÄ “lauea volcano is erupting, and the current level of advice for the volcano is Watch.
At this time, ACTIVE flows now occur within the Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is open 24 hours a day, so the chance to see bright lava (from near or far) is quite good when the volcano is actively erupting (it currently only erupts periodically at the top of Halemaumau), especially when it is dark. While Kilauea may be Hawaii's most famous volcano, Mauna Loa and Hualalai are also active volcanoes. For residents of the Kona area, keep in mind that Hualalai hasn't erupted since 1801; Mauna Loa is considered active but hasn't erupted since 1984. Lava flows from Hualalai and Kohala volcanoes (along with coral deposits) have buried most of Mahukona volcano.
Looking south from Kohala Volcano 40 miles (64 km) north of Kona, the outskirts of Waimea (Kamuela) are visible in the foreground. The most recent documented activity was a seismic swarm in 1929, which probably corresponded to a magma intrusion into the volcano. Fun for the whole family, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a great place to explore and learn more about Kilauea and all of the volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. Hawaiian volcanoes are known as shield volcanoes because of the characteristic shape they take when lava flows out.
Additional images and videos of the current eruption at Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can be found below. Due to this and the fact that more than 200 years have passed since its last eruption, Hualalai volcano is considered a potentially dangerous volcano on the island of Hawaii that is delayed for an eruption. This also presents a clear danger to the surrounding communities; for example, in the event of an eruption similar to that of 1801, Kailua-Kona, which is 15 miles (24 km) from the summit of the volcano, could be completely covered in a matter of hours. Of course, things can change at any time with an active volcano in Hawaii, depending on the whims of Pelé, the goddess of fire and Hawaiian volcanoes.