2018 was the last Kilauea Volcano Eruption. At the end of 2020, on December 20th shortly after 9pm the volcano on Big Island erupted again. The Halema’uma’u crater was punctuated by sequences of eruptions. It is considered one of the most active in the world.
The civil defense authorities warned people to stay indoors to avoid the fallout of ash carried by the winds.NYTimes
How dangerous is the volcanic eruption at Kilauea?
#Kilauea2020 #Lava cascades from a vent in the wall of #Halemaʻumaʻu around midnight on Dec 20. The water lake has boiled away and 3 vents are generating lava flows that are contributing to a growing lava lake. Eruption is confined to Halemaʻumaʻu crater (#Kīlauea‘s summit). pic.twitter.com/KdQUnMS7bn— USGS Volcanoes🌋 (@USGSVolcanoes) December 21, 2020
On December 21st around 11:20 am, two of the three fissures were still active. The wind might spread the ashes from the volcano across parts of the island of Hawaii, also known as Big Island. If you plan a vacation on Hawaii, as of today, December 21st around 1pm, the volcano is not a threat to tourists on the Big Island.
To get the most recent updates we recommend following the USGS on twitter.
Earthquake caused Kilauea Volcano Eruption
Due to a series of eruptions, the Kilauea Volcano erupted. Three fissures released hot lava. The lava created a lava pool, before flowing down towards the ocean.
Live Feed from Kilauea Volcano
If you do not want to wait for the news, just check the LIVE FEED of the Kilauea Volcano. This live feed is always accessible, not just during the Kilauea eruption in 2020.
Local News Coverage by KITV4
Local news are covering the latest eruption of the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii (Big Island). If you like to get the latest updates on the volcanic eruption on the Big Island, KITV4 is a legitimate local news source in Hawaii.
All eruptions of Kilauea – History
Kilauea is considered the most active volcano in the world. The Maunaiki eruption in the Kaʻū Desert lasted from December 1919 to August 1920 for example. For 18 days in 1924, hundreds of steam explosions from Kīlauea hurled mud, debris, and boulders great distances. One of the longest eruptions lasted from 1969-1974 and reshaped the landscape. Find out more about the eruptions at Kilauea, here.