Sizzling Hot. [Volcano Awareness Month]

Don't fall, Madam Pele will eat you.
The USGS Webcam recorded "a river lava pouring into a deeper plunge pool of lava" within a collapse pit in Halema'uma'u Crater on Jan. 7.

In a Proclamation from the County of Hawai'i, January 2010 has been designated "Volcano Awareness Month." Throughout the month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai'i County Civil Defense, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, will sponsor various events to promote the importance of understanding and respecting the volcanoes on the Big Island.