Spent part my birthday today here at Volcano National park . It has very spiritual qualities and is one of my favorite places . The column of steam is rising from an opening which is 300 feet across (within Halema uma u crater) . The crater is 300 feet deep and 3,000 feet wide. There is Lava (magma) just 1oo or so feet below the floor of the crater . Another reason to love living here.