Kilauea once again erupting

  • Kilauea  volcano is erupting. At approximately 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, an eruption began within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea’s summit caldera, within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Fissures at the base of Halemaʻumaʻu crater are generating lava flows on the surface of the lava lake that was active until May 2021. USGS image/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Kilauea  volcano is erupting. At approximately 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, an eruption began within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea’s summit caldera, within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Fissures at the base of Halemaʻumaʻu crater are generating lava flows on the surface of the lava lake that was active until May 2021. USGS image/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Aerial visual and thermal imagery collected on June 8, 2021. The scale of the base thermal map ranges from blue to red, with blue colors indicative of cooler temperatures and red colors indicative of warmer temperatures. (USGS map by M. Patrick/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kilauea  volcano is erupting. At approximately 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, an eruption began within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea’s summit caldera, within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Fissures at the base of Halemaʻumaʻu crater are generating lava flows on the surface of the lava lake that was active until May 2021. USGS image/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has detected glow in Kilauea summit webcams, indicating an eruption has commenced within Halema‘uma‘u crater. This webcam image shows fissures, which opened on the surface of the lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater. (USGS image/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • At approximately 3:20 p.m. HST on September 29, 2021, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) detected glow in Kīlauea summit webcams indicating an eruption has commenced within Halemaʻumaʻu crater. This thermal webcam image from 3:38 p.m. shows fissures, which opened on the surface of the recently active lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu crater. (HVO/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • This thermal webcam image from 3:38 p.m. shows fissures, which opened on the surface of the recently active lava lake within Halema‘uma‘u crater. (HVO/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Kilauea volcano is again erupting, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said Wednesday.