Kilauea Volcano erupts after earthquake strikes Hawaii’s Big Island

Kilauea Volcano erupts after earthquake strikes Hawaii’s Big Island

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Hawaii's Big Island Kilauea volcano erupted during the late hours on Sunday (Monday NZT) within the Halema'uma'u crater. Kilauea is located in Hawaii's national park of Volcanoes.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) released a statement reading a 4.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Hawaii's Big Island an hour after the volcano started to erupt.

Increased sulphur dioxide (SO2) emission rates from the eruption might conceivably lead to voggy conditions downwind.

Source: CC/ USGS Volcanoes

Within the first two hours of the eruption, the lake rose by 10m (32 ft).

The Kilauea last erupted in 2018 which damaged and destroyed many hundreds of homes. Lava flowed for over four months.

Images: USGS Volcanoes

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