08 Jun Is It Safe To Travel To Hawaii?
Ever since the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, questions have arisen about the safety of traveling to Hawaii. As an area business, located in Maui, we are about 118 miles from the site of the eruption. Some of our friends that visit us form the Mainland have contacted us to ask about our well-being and the safety of traveling to the island chain this summer. Hence, we thought it would be a great idea to post a blog about it—Q&A format.
Q: What areas were affected by the eruption?
A: The immediate areas surrounding the volcano is the main area affected by the eruption. These residential areas around the volcano are nowhere near the places tourist of the Big Island tends to stay. There are approximately 2000 residents that were evacuated from the area around the Volcano.
Q: What about the earthquakes?
A: So far, the earthquakes have been isolated to the epicenter of the Kilauea volcano. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has yet to issue any threat of tsunamis due to the quakes resulting from the eruption. (We are keeping our fingers crossed on this one.) The good news is that typically earthquakes decrease in frequency and magnitude as the volcano releases pressure.
Q: Are the northern islands safe?
A: They are. Our team is located on the island of Maui which is northeast of the eruption. Here the air quality drops a bit when the northern gust occurs, but other than that the island is clear of danger.
At Hawaiian Style Event Rentals, we look forward to being able to assist our neighbors south of us on the Big Island and welcome visitors to the area this summer. If you are planning to visit Hawaii, please stay abreast to official government reports to remain safe.