Eruption at Kilauea’s summit causes ash plume

  • A section of dark-colored wall rock (center left) has detached and dropped downward into Halemaumau following an explosive eruption Saturday. (USGS/Courtesy photo)

  • Fissure 8 erupts in Leilani Estates in this USGS photo posted Saturday on Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s website.

HILO — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported an explosive eruption at Kilauea’s summit Saturday morning.