Hawaii’s Kilauea began erupting inside its summit crater The U.S. Geological Survey reported Thursday that it had been less than a month since the initial announcement. volcano Its larger neighbour Mauna Loa also stopped emitting lava.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory observed a glow in the webcam images, indicating Kilauea had begun erupting inside Halemaumau crater At the volcano’s summit According to the agency, caldera is now.
Kilauea’s summit You can find it in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park away from residential neighborhoods.
On Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey increased the alert level. Kilauea Signs that magma was below the surface summit surface is an indication of the volcano might erupt.
Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. This volcano last erupted in September 2021, and it has been active for 16 more months. For about two weeks starting Nov. 27, Hawaii had two volcanoes spewing lava side by side when Mauna Loa erupted for the first time in 38 years. Both volcanoes stopped erupting at about the same time.
Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park could see both eruptions simultaneously during the twin eruption.
“It was a beautiful eruption, and lots of people got to see it, and it didn’t take out any major infrastructure and most importantly, it didn’t affect anybody’s life,” said Ken Hon, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s scientist in charge.
Mauna Loa lava didn’t pose a threat to any communities, but got within 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) of a major highway connecting the east and west sides of the island. A 2018 Kilauea eruption destroyed more than 700 residences.
The observatory plans to keep monitoring volcanoes in search of signs of new activity. Hon stated that there’s a 3-month average between eruptions. “cooling off” Scientists must wait for the eruption to become complete before they can be considered completed.
The connection between the eruptions of volcanoes occurring at the same moment was not clear. Multiple spots within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can see the volcanoes at once Kilauea’s caldera.
Hon stated that scientists were planning to examine data in order to determine the relation between these two volcanoes.
For Native Hawaiians, volcanic eruptions have deep cultural and spiritual significance. During Mauna Loa’s eruption, many Hawaiians took part in cultural traditions, such as singing, chanting and dancing to honor Pele, the deity of volcanoes and fire, and leaving offerings known as “hookupu.”