UPDATED 8:27 AM PT – Thursday, September 30, 2021
The Kilauea Volcano erupted at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Earthquakes were felt around the area leading to the eruption on the big island Wednesday.
Fountains of lava up to 100-feet tall shot out of the summit paired with plumes of smoke. While the surrounding area is under a ‘red alert warning,’ the U.S. Geological Survey reported no buildings or communities are in danger at this time.
“We’re not seeing any indications that lava is moving into the lower part of the eastern zone where people live,” stated Ken Horn, Scientist in Charge of Hawaii Volcano Observatory (USGS). “Everything is currently, all the activity is within the park, and we kind of expect these summit eruptions and maybe some upper east rift zone eruptions, you know, to be going on for the next couple of years.”
— USGS Volcanoes🌋 (@USGSVolcanoes) September 30, 2021
Kilauea had a major eruption in 2018, destroying more than 700 homes and displacing thousands of residents.
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