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The Kilauea Volcano Erupted Sunday Night on Hawaii’s Big Island

21 Dec 2020, 11:03 am

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted Sunday night sending a steam cloud into the atmosphere that lasted for almost an hour. Here is a look at some of the latest information.

Kilauea Volcano Tweets

Kilauea Eruption

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, a new lava flow interacted with a pool of water inside the crater and that led to a quick, but strong eruption late Sunday night.  A steam cloud shot up near 30,000 feet and USGS officials estimate lava fountains rose to 165 feet into the atmosphere.  The NWS also issued an advisory for falling ash as prolonged exposure to ash can cause eye and respiratory irritation.

The National Weather Service says the eruption at Kilauea appears to be diminishing.  Here is the very latest tweet from that office.

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