America's Most Active Volcano Erupted in Hawaii

America's Most Active Volcano Erupted in Hawaii

Lava fountains and lava clouds were recorded gushing out of the Halemaumau crater at the top of Kilauea. According to the authorities, the situation is under control. Read on for more details. 

Lava fountains and lava clouds were recorded gushing out of the Halemaumau crater at the top of Kilauea. According to the authorities, the situation is under control. Read on for more details. 

Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and the most active in the United States, erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Officials from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed on Wednesday the beginning of an eruption in the Halemaumau crater, atop the volcano.

Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and the most active in the United States, erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Images taken by a webcam showed lava fountains covering the crater's surface and spewing clouds of volcanic gases. In the same area a large lava lake previously formed on several occasions.

The eruption occurred in an area where there are no homes and is completely contained in the Volcanoes National Park.

"All the signs indicate that it will remain inside the crater," said Ken Hon, the USGS scientist in charge of the Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory.

The eruption occurred in an area where there are no homes and is completely contained in the Volcanoes National Park.

“We do not see any indication that the lava is moving towards the bottom of the eastern part of the rift, where people live. Currently, all the activity takes place inside the park ”, he added.

The volcano alert was raised to "warning" and the aviation code changed to red.

Earlier in the day, officials said they detected increased seismic activity and ground rise, raising alert levels.

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