Hawaii’s Mount Kīlauea volcano erupts again—and you can watch it live

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 09:23 in Earth & Climate

A summit eruption of Kīlauea volcano, within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, began at approximately 4:44 AM on June 7, 2023. Lava is flowing on the crater floor and there are several active vent sources. The eruption at Kīlauea’s summit is occurring within a closed area of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and high levels of volcanic gas are the primary hazard of concern. USGS After a three-month pause, Mount Kīlauea on Hawaii’s Big Island began erupting on Wednesday June 7 at 4:44 AM local time. An increase in earthquake activity and changes in the patterns of ground deformation at the summit started Tuesday night. These changes indicate the movement of magma in the subsurface. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), all of the volcanic activity is confined to Kīlauea’s summit region, within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National...

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