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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island began erupts

US Geological Survey (USGS) has said that the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island began to erupt on Sunday afternoon, with flows currently confined to the surrounding crater floor.
Kilauea, Hawaii's second-largest volcano
Kilauea, Hawaii's second-largest volcano

·         Webcam images show fissures at the base of the volcano's crater that are generating lava flows on the surface of the crater floor.

·          The eruption does not pose a lava threat to communities though volcanic particles and gases may create breathing problems for people exposed. The eruption was preceded by a period of strong seismicity and rapid uplift of the summit.

·         Located in a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes. In 2019, a string of earthquakes and major eruption at Kilauea led to the destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses.

Published date : 13 Sep 2023 01:11PM

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