Just In: Hawaii Volcano Erupts in Biggest Explosion Since 1924

May 17, 2018May 17, 2018

A new, explosive eruption has happened at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. According to ABC News, it has caused a dangerous ash plume.

That ash plume that is reportedly 30,000 feet in the air, and it's expected to cover the surrounding area.


Staff from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park were evacuated. Officials have warned residents in the path of the ash plume to shelter where they are.


"The newest eruption follows a damaging earthquake, dangerous volcanic smog, and large lava flows that are all threatening Hawaii's Big Island," reported ABC.

Kileaua erupted May 3. On Wednesday night, it started to erupt and it went off early Thursday. Volcanic smog—known as "vog"—is now threatening residents with dangerous sulfur dioxide.

On Wednesday, scientists found two-foot-wide rocks that had been hurled from the crater in the parking lot a few hundred yards from Halemaumau.

"These reflect the most energetic explosions yet observed and could reflect the onset of steam-driven explosive activity," the park service said Wednesday, citing U.S. Geological Survey data.

Earlier today, before the latest eruption, amazing video made it's way to Twitter. The video shows lava exploding from a fissure in Puna, Hawaii.


The latest explosion, which took place around 12:00 PM ET is even more terrifying. See the footage below.




Scientists call this eruption the start of the biggest explosive eruption at Kilauea since 1924.



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