Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is erupting again, USGS says

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano last erupted in 16 months, starting in September 2021.

HONOLULU — The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday that the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is erupting again.

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory said in a public announcement that at around 4:34 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (9:34 p.m. Eastern), it detected light on webcam images of Mount Kilauea, giving see the eruption has continued.

The confirmation came less than an hour after the observatory initially raised its alert level for Kilauea due to signs that magma was moving below the summit’s surface.

The summit of Kilauea is located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and away from residential communities. This is about 200 miles southeast of Honolulu, which is on another island called Oahu. The site is miles from the nearest town. The park has closed this part of the summit to the public since 2008.

Kilauea is Hawaii’s most active volcano. It last erupted in 16 months, starting in September 2021. For about two weeks from November 27, Hawaii had two volcanoes erupting side by side as Kilauea’s larger neighbor, Mauna. Loa, erupting for the first time in 38 years. Both volcanoes stopped erupting almost at the same time.

Kilauea’s alert level is currently at “alert” and says status updates will be published daily.The observatory has also changed the aeronautical color-coded warnings for the aircraft.

Early Thursday, the observatory said it had detected increased earthquakes and changes in ground deformation patterns – or how the ground swells, sinks or cracks – at Mount Kilauea early Thursday morning. Five.


Hawaiian songs and stories tell of countless eruptions. According to Hawaiian tradition, Kilauea is home to the volcano goddess Pele.

Kilauea has erupted more than 34 times since 1952. From 1983 to 2018, it erupted almost continuously, in some cases, lava flows covering farms and homes. At the end of this decades-long eruption, Kilauea spewed lava from vents into a residential area on its eastern flank and destroyed more than 700 homes.

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Edmund DeMarche

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