Aloha! You may be aware of the recent volcanic activity on the Island of Hawaii (Big Island). Please do not be alarmed as the volcano (Maunaloa) has had no impact on GV Hawaii or its students. GV Hawaii is located on the island of Oahu which is 340km from the volcano (Maunaloa) with 4 islands and lots of open ocean between.
To help visualize:
Q: Should travel plans to the Hawaiian Islands be postponed or cancelled?
A: There is no need to change travel plans to any of the Hawaiian Islands at this time. Maunaloa is located on Hawai‘i Island, the southernmost island of the main island chain. Travel to the other islands – Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i – is unaffected by the eruption.
Q: Where can people find the latest information and updates on the eruption?
A: Official channels are the best sources for the latest updates about the Maunaloa eruption, including the following:
- Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo
- Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency: https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/
- Hawai‘i County Civil Defense: https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/departments/civil-defense