A series of 250
earthquakes occurring since Sunday on the upper east rift of
Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island "appear to be settling down,"
according to Mardi Lane, spokeswoman for Hawaii Volcanoes National
remains some activity but on a much lower scale," she
have all registered as small quakes, with the biggest measuring 4.0
on the Richter scale. "It sure had things rattling in my office,"
Of the roads within the park that were closed on Sunday,
Crater Rim Drive, which circles the summit, reopened Monday,
according to Lane. The Chain of Craters Road, which descends 18
miles from the summit to the sea, remains closed.
The rest of the
park remains open, including the Kilauea Visitor Center, Jaggar
Museum, the Volcano House Hotel and the Volcano Art Center Gallery.
Visitors are being offered free entry to the park.
To contact reporter Margaret Myre, send e-mail to [email protected].