Now’s Your Chance to Help Name a Volcano Vent

THE BIG ISLAND (Ben Caxton) — If getting a chance to help name a volcano fissure is on your bucket list, now’s your chance. The most famous, or infamous, of the 24 cracks in the ground that opened up during this year’s eruption of the Kilauea volcano, known as “Fissure Number 8” is getting a review by the Hawaii Board of Geographic Names. The fissure in lower Puna was responsible for the destruction of homes in the Leilani subdivision. And now, after a resolution introduced by Hawaii County Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy, naming recommendations will be solicited from the public and Hawaiian cultural practitioners, with a final name, hopefully, decided upon by next summer.

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