UPDATE: "Nothing like this on Kilauea has happened for more than 200 years"
Earthquakes and collapses at Kilauea's summit continue - the Halema'uma'u Crater has now tripled in depth.
HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii - Earthquakes and collapses at Kilauea's summit continue - the Halema'uma'u Crater has now tripled in depth.
Jessica Ferracane of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park said, "This is a historic eruption happening. The USGS told us that nothing like this on Kilauea has happened for more than 200 years."
The Hawaii Volcanoes national park closed for a record 80 plus days coming up on this weeks 102nd anniversary of being open.
"We don't know how long it's going to go on? We don't know, it's an indefinite. Closure damage is happening every day unfortunately but this is an act of nature," said Ferracane.
While its shut down, park rangers continue to work in nearby communities relaying information to the public.
The National park also monitoring Highway 11 along with the state and county. While it remains open, its riddled with cracks and sinkholes on shoulders.
"Governor Ige and Mayor Kim or making every effort to ensure that the public is safe and that as they travel from Kau to Hilo and Hilo to Kau that were monitoring the situation on a daily basis," said Wil Okabe, Hawaii County Managing Director.
Beyond daily assessments, the state department of transportation plans to add cameras in the area for real time monitoring and ground penetrating radar to assess risks underground.
In case the road becomes impassable, a detour route is being worked on.