Dramatic video shows lava bursting from the ground in a volcano eruption in Hawaii

Jeremiah Osuna-Facebook/Michael Bruck-InstagramA composite image showing smoke and lava during the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.
  • The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupted on Thursday.
  • Lava burst through the ground in a residential area and spilled into the streets.
  • Smoke could be seen spewing from a nearby crater, and 1,500 people have been evacuated.
  • There are no reports of injuries, and officials have said the eruption is over.

Stunning video footage shows the moment a volcano in Hawaii erupted, spilling lava into the streets and sparking evacuations.

The Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii erupted on Thursday at around 4:45 p.m. local time. Drone footage showed the lava bubbling up on the streets near people’s houses.

Jeremiah Osuna, a photographer who lives nearby, used a drone to record lava spilling out of the ground from a fissure that opened during the eruption.

Here is the same lava flow from street level.

Michael Bruck, a local helicopter pilot, recorded video of a vent spilling out smoke around the time of the eruption.


There had been ample warning about the eruption, and many people had already evacuated the area.

About 1,500 people and 770 properties were affected, and there are no reports of injuries.

A report from the US Geological Survey posted just after 10 p.m. local time said this:

“The eruption in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano that began in late afternoon ended by about 6:30 p.m.

“Lava spatter and gas bursts erupted from the fissure for about two hours, and lava spread a short distance from the fissure, less than about 10 m (33 ft).

“At this time, the fissure is not erupting lava and no other fissures have erupted.”

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