Volcano Kilauea Erupts Again After Two Months; Major Warning Was Issued

Volcano Kilauea Erupts Again After Two Months; Major Warning Was Issued

After a quiet period of around two months, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii resumed its activity at 3:15 a.m. Hawaiian time on Sunday at the Halemaumau crater in the national park on the Big Island. The volcano is currently spouting fountains of lava, which has caused the emergency officials to boost the level of their alert. According to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, the status of the volcano’s recent danger level has been raised from “watch” to “warning,” and the aviation level warning has been raised to “red.” The live camera footage reveals fractures near the foundation of the volcano’s crater, erupting hot lava and generating enormous plumes of smog across a significant region.

According to the observatory, there is no danger for people who reside at a reasonable distance from the region in question. However, it cautioned the locals to stay away from the volcanic particles that were released into the air by the eruption since they might make it difficult to breathe. It was stated that the gases produced by the eruption will result in “volcanic smog” that will travel with the winds, which is predicted to significantly impair the air quality.

The eruption was preceded by a period of strong seismicity and rapid uplift of the summit, stated SGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Kilauea, which is known for being among the largest and most active volcanoes worldwide, has just had another frightening explosive eruption. The age of the volcano, which may range anywhere from 210,000 to 280,000 years and can be found along the southeastern side of Hawai’i Island, is estimated to have been around 100,000 years ago when it first erupted above sea level. The history of Klauea’s eruptions has proven to be a prolonged and active one; its name, which translates to “spewing” or “much spreading” in Hawaiian, refers to the frequent outpouring of lava that the volcano is known for.

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