Kilauea erupts again

Activity at Kilauea in April 2018

Yesterday afternoon, around 3:20 p.m., Kilauea Volcano began a new eruption. Like the previous one, from December 2020 to May 2021, the eruption is in Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of the volcano. That eruption created a lava lake in an area that collapsed in 2018 when the main activity moved down the east rift zone to the Leilani Estates Subdivision. This new eruption has reactivated the lake in the crater.

These photos are from the 2018 activity in Halemaʻumaʻu crater shortly before the level of the lava lake dropped and the crater floor collapsed.

Activity at Kilauea in April 2018

8 thoughts on “Kilauea erupts again

  1. Terri Webster Schrandt

    Sorry to hear about the eruption. Graham, but I suppose a young island like the BI is going through endless growing pains. Glad you mentioned everyone is safe and the lava field seems contained. I hope you can get out and get some pics at your convenience!

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    1. Graham Post author

      I live at the northern tip of the island, on the slopes of the only extinct volcano on the island, so I’m about as far away as anyone can get. But, as I mentioned to Jo, the eruption is currently within the main summit crater so not really a danger to anyone. More of a tourist attraction really!

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    1. Graham Post author

      No worries Jo. The eruption is contained in the summit crater which is in the national park, so some distance from habitation. The biggest problem for people will be if there’s an increase in the vog – emissions from the volcano. It can get bad for people with breathing issues.

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