11×14 in. Eamon Mac Mahon Plume, Kalapana Kalapana is a town and region in the Puna District on the Island of Hawai’i in the Hawaiian Islands. The area gained notoriety when the 1990 K?lauea lava flow from the Pu?u ???? vent destroyed and partly buried much of the Kalapana Gardens and nearby Royal Gardens subdivision. The lava flow that destroyed Kalapana erupted from the southeast rift zone of K?lauea. Along with the destruction of Kalapana were those of the nearby towns of Kaim? a..