After four months of spewing 250 million cubic meters of lava on Hawaii’s big island in 2018, Mt. Kilauea has created a new black sand beach, Pohoiki beach, as well as natural thermal pools. CGTN’s May Lee reports.
In May of 2018, the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s big island erupted spewing 250 million cubic meters of lava across the island for four months.
Geologists rank it as one of Kilauea’s biggest eruptions in a century. Nearly 580 homes were destroyed and 2,000 residents were forced to evacuate.
But out of destruction came creation.
Lava from Kilauea created a beautiful, black sand beach, and along with the new beach, the lava flow created four natural ocean thermal pools.
Pohoiki Beach Park reopened to the public December 6, 2018. Visitors must be prepared to drive through and over hardened lava flows.