Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano started erupting at 2:16 pm on Saturday, according to geologists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The eruption began when the floor of its Pu’u ‘Ō ‘ō crater collapsed and a fissure developed between the Pu’u ‘Ō ‘ō and Napau craters. The crater has collapsed at least 377 feet since. The lava has since spurted 80 feet high and tremors were felts around the Napau crater centre.
150 small earthquakes have been recorded since the eruption began and seismic tremors continued late Sunday night.
Kilauea has been an active volcano for about 28 years and is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There are no homes in the are but because of the large scale of the eruption officials have closed off the park to visitors and closed roads according to ITNNews.
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