The U.S. Geological Survey says the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii began erupting on Wednesday within the volcano’s Halema‘uma‘u crater at the summit.
According to the USGS, the eruption at Kīlauea’s summit began at approximately 3:20 p.m. local time at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Officials said that the greatest hazard to safety is volcanic gas levels, which can have adverse effects downwind.
Officials saidThe activity takes place within the park’s boundaries.
USGS announced that they will raise the alert level from watch-to-warning and their aviation color code, from orange to red.
According to the Associated PressThe 2018 eruption of a volcano caused more than 700 home damage and displacements, displacing thousands.