The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has erupted spewing massive flows of lava around the crater floor, according to an advisory from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The last time Kilauea erupted was in January this year. Before that Kilauea's eruption began in September 2021 and lasted 16 months.
About Kilauea Volcano:
- Located in a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes.
- It is the youngest and most active Hawaiian shield volcano, located on the southern part of the Island of Hawai'i, known as Big Island.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is on Hawaii's Big Island,
• It is near-constantly erupting from vents either on its summit (caldera) or on the rift zones.
• Kilauea has a large summit caldera with a central crater, Halemaumau, which is according to Hawaiian legends the home of the fire goddess Pele.
• Until 1924, it contained a lava lake.
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted again on January 5th, 2023. Kilauea volcano is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Webcam images showed lava flow within the Halemaumau crater in the volcano's summit caldera. The summit is inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island,
Kilauea and its larger neighbour Mauna Loa stopped erupting in December. Mauna Loa began erupting on 27 November after a pause of 38 years. It was for the first time in decades that two volcanoes were erupting in Hawaii side-by-side.
Both Kilauea and Mauna Loa stopped erupting at the same time on 14 December.
Kilauea's last eruption began in September 2021 and lasted 16 months.
The US Geological Survey said lava was flooding much of the Halema'uma'u crater at the volcano's summit, while clouding the skies with volcanic smog.
- Kilauea is one of five volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. Three of them are active.
- Kilauea has been in constant eruption for 35 years.
- Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, began erupting on 27 November after a pause of 38 years.
- It was for the first time in decades that Kilauea and Mauna Loa were erupting in Hawaii side-by-side.
- Both Kilauea and Mauna Loa stopped erupting at the same time on 14 December.