Hawaii A rare double eruption is occurring volcanoes, as both Mauna Loa and Kīlauea spewed lava on the archipelago’s Big Island Tuesday.
Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting Sunday for The first time in Nearly four decades and Kilauea has been erupting for The past year.
Both are in Hawaii Volcanoes National park, with their respective lava flowing down Mauna Lao simultaneously time Tuesday.
The site is rare “expected to draw an influx of visitors… who hope to see a rare dual eruption from both Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes” The national park said in a Facebook post.
Neither eruption is posing a threat to people’s homes, but the volcanoes The park stated that this could have a significant impact on air quality.
Two volcanoes They are 21 miles apart. They once erupted. at the same time in 1984 — when Mauna Loa last erupted.
Lava shot 200 feet in Officials said that Monday’s air was from Mauna Loa, while Tuesday’s air came from one of three fissures that were still spewing lava.
Kīlauea has been erupting since Last September, the lava was not a risk to the public. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the lava is contained within the crater.
“While an eruption is an exciting experience, keep in mind you are observing a sacred event,” According to the National Park Service in A statement. “Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcano are wahi kapu (sacred landscapes) surrounded with storied places. Your visit can be more meaningful by learning about the deep connections between Native Hawaiian culture and this landscape.”