Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts again


Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, began erupting again in Hawaii on Thursday, nearly a month after federal officials said activity there had ceased.

The United States Geological Survey said Webcam images showed lava flow. inside the Halemaʻumaʻu crater in the volcano’s summit caldera.

The agency upgraded the volcano’s alert level from a watch to a warning and said it was evaluating possible dangers. So far, the eruption has been contained in the crater, she said.

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, looking east from the western edge of the summit caldera, Thursday in a webcam image provided by the US Geological Survey.US Geological Survey via AP

The volcano, in Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, has been erupting frequently since 1983.

In 2018, a fissure eruption in its Eastern Lower Rift Zone it covered 13 square miles with lava, destroying 700 houses and other buildings.

Most recently, Kilauea erupted between September 2021 and last month.

In November, another eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii—from Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano—came after a series of large earthquakes. It was its first eruption in 38 years.

A month later, the USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory said that eruptions from Mauna Loa had ceased.

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