VISIT THE ACTIVE ERUPTION SITE
July - December 1998
July 10, 1998: Things were staying pretty quiet on the volcano, until the night Ken and John were out filming. As they watched, the lava bench below them began to crack open and collapse into the ocean. The photo on the right shows where the bench is breaking up and the liquid lava stored inside is gushing out and exploding at the water's edge. Although the rest of the bench stayed intact, it jiggled and rumbled as lava burst out in several locations with deafening jetting noises.
August 17: Lava broke out from the tubes following a pause in the eruption. Ken and Jenda managed to catch it on video. Photos below: