Kilauea Volcano marked its 10,000th day of erupting on Friday.
The eruption began in 1983 on the East Rift Zone, where activity continues. Another vent erupted in the Halema?uma?u Crater in February 2008.
The public has not been allowed close to the Haelma?uma?u Crater, but on Thursday the media was let in. The crater continues to pump out dangerously high levels of sulfur dioxide, along with hazardous materials, including large rocks.
?Those rocks have blasted through the wood fencing around the overlook over there clearly you wouldn?t want to be there if that happened,? said Jim Kauahikaua, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Scientists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are constantly monitoring the crater?s activity.
To detect the levels of sulfur dioxide, a vehicle equipped with a gas reader makes several passes through the thick plumes of smoke everyday, while geologists use a thermal camera to detect lava activity.
?It is an active and dynamic landscape and we are here to provide the safest lava viewing access we possibly we can,? said Cynthia Orlando, of Hawaii Volcano National Park.
Park officials are also concerned about sharp spun glass, called Pele?s Hair, which is capable of injuring park visitors.
International reporters joined local media and film crews from as far away as Europe, to get the up close look at the erupting crater.
?It?s really interesting of course, we would have liked more explosions,? said Thomas Hegemann, a German reporter.
Despite being kept back, visitors from all over the world are still enjoying the breathtaking view.
?Incredible. It?s simply incredible. I have never seen anything like that before because in Germany we only have mountains,? said Nina Brenke, a visitor from Germany.
Even with the latest technology, mother nature cant be confined leaving officials unsure when the area will re-open to the public.
?Until this summit eruption calms down, I don?t think we will be seeing the road re-open?, said Orlando.