Volcanoes of Hawaii

The Kilauea Volcano activity is more than 200 miles from the ARRS Annual Meeting, but you can still take a day trip and view the stunning force of nature with a boat or helicopter ride.

The Hawaiian island chain was forged by the incredible power of volcanoes over the course of millions of years, yielding some of the most iconic landscapes the world has ever seen.


There are currently five active volcanoes in Hawaii: Mauna Loa, Kilauea, Hualalai, Haleakala, and Loihi. Mauna Loa, the largest of the five, last erupted in 1984 and Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983 making it one of the few places on the planet one can witness the true power of a volcano. Haleakala began growing on the ocean floor roughly 1-2 million years ago and last erupted in 1790. Hualalai last erupted in 1801 and Loihi, the last active volcano, is located underwater off the southern coast of the big island of Hawaii. Eventually, this underwater volcano will break the surface of the sea, adding a new island to the Hawaiian chain.

Active Volcanic Eruptions

Hawaii, specifically Kilauea, has recently made news for a burst in volcanic activity, including multiple fissures appearing around the volcano, an increase in lava flow, and the increased potential for a volcanic eruption. Despite the increased news coverage, island officials say there is no need to worry and that with the exception of a small portion of the island of Hawaii’s Volcano National Park, business will continue as usual. Kilauea is situated over 200 miles and multiple islands away from the island of Oahu, where the ARRS Annual Meeting will be taking place.