After a two-month hiatus, Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, started erupting again on Sunday, exhibiting luminous lava in a Big Island national park that is safely away from people and buildings.
According to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, the Kilauea summit eruption was seen in the late afternoon.
According to the observatory, volcanic smog will be caused downwind of Kilauea by gases released by the eruption. The observatory advised those living close to the park to steer clear of volcanic particles released into the atmosphere by the eruption.
As experts assess the eruption and accompanying risks, the volcano’s alert level was upgraded to warning status, and the aviation color code changed to red.
In June, Kilauea erupted for several weeks without endangering any populated areas or structures, displaying fountains of red lava. People went to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island because it provided secure views of the lava.
The second-largest volcano in Hawaii, Kilauea, erupted from September 2021 until late December. More than 700 homes were destroyed during the 2018 Kilauea eruption.