Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Sends Plume Of Ash 30,000 Feet Into The Air

Hannah Bleau

Pray for the people of Hawaii. This is intense.

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, sending a plume of ash 30,000 feet into the air.

Hawaii Volcano Observatory officials confirmed that there was an explosive eruption at around 4:15 a.m., but they still have yet to assess whether it was a steam-driven explosion that they have been warning residents about for several days.

The explosive eruption happened a day after at least 125 shallow quakes rattled Kilauea’s summit and neighboring communities, causing minor damage to roads and buildings amid growing concerns about that violent, steam-driven eruption at Halemaumau Crater.

Michelle Coombs, of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said the situation remains “very, very active and very dynamic.”

She added, “The potential for larger explosions is still there.”

The National Weather Service issued an ashfall advisory for Hawaii.


Stay safe, everyone.