Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts again

Kilauea, one of the world’s most active vol­ca­noes, erupt­ed again in Hawaii on Thurs­day, near­ly a month after the announce­ment by fed­er­al officials.

Web­cam images have con­firmed lava flows inside the Hale­mau­mau crater in the vol­cano’s sum­mit caldera, accord­ing to the U.S. Geo­log­i­cal Survey.

The agency said it was rais­ing the vol­cano’s alert lev­el from mon­i­tor to warn­ing and assess­ing the poten­tial dan­ger. So far, the erup­tion has remained with­in the crater.

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

In 2018, a fis­sure erup­tion in its low­er East Rift Zone cov­ered 13 square miles of lava and destroyed 700 homes.

A 2‑year-old boy has died after a tree fell on his home dur­ing a severe storm in Cal­i­for­nia.
Most recent­ly, Kilauea vol­cano erupt­ed from Sep­tem­ber 2021 to last month.

In Novem­ber, the world’s largest active vol­cano, Mau­na Loa on the island of Hawaii, erupt­ed again, and large earth­quakes have con­tin­ued since then. It was the first erup­tion in 38 years.

A month lat­er, the USGS Hawaii Vol­cano Obser­va­to­ry announced that Mau­na Loa’s erup­tion had stopped.

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