Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii after two months of calm

HONOLULU (AP) — Kilauea, one of many world’s most lively volcanoes, started erupting Sunday after a two-month hiatus, projecting glowing lava a secure distance from folks and buildings in a nationwide park on the Huge Island.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory stated the eruption was seen within the afternoon at Kilauea Peak.

Gases from the eruption will trigger volcanic smog downwind of Kilauea, the observatory stated. The observatory stated folks residing close to the park ought to attempt to keep away from volcanic particles launched into the air by the eruption.

The volcano’s alert stage has been raised to warning standing and the aviation coloration code has turned to purple whereas scientists assess the eruption and related dangers.

In June, Kilauea volcano erupted for a number of weeks, producing fountains of purple lava with out threatening any communities or constructions. Crowds of individuals flocked to Hawaii Volcanoes Nationwide Park on the Huge Island, which affords secure views of the lava.

Kilauea, the second largest volcano in Hawaii, erupted from September 2021 till final December. The 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano destroyed greater than 700 houses.

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