Alert Level Raised as Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts Again

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began erupting again on the afternoon of Thursday, January 5, according to the US Geological Survey.

The USGS said a glow was detected in webcam images at 4:34 pm, indicating that the eruption had resumed within the Halemaumau crater in Kilauea’s summit caldera.

The volcano’s alert level was raised from a watch to a warning and its aviation color code from orange to red, USGS said. Credit: EpicLava via Storyful

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- Yeah, I got to go but--

- Why?

- Do you know how to-- working with our actual crew.

[LAUGHTER] I'm going to go looking for parking.

- Oh, man. I would quit right now. I'm kidding.

- We all three.

- No, they're not going to be here for a little while.

- We didn't get texted, did we?

- Didn't take a picture--

- It was on NPR as I drove up.

- They are on the way.

- Yes, they are. Tomorrow will be the real day though. You guys set up in the morning? Are you in business?

- We were, it was just getting quiet today for the first time.

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

- It's incredible.

- Listen, how are you doing?

- We're looking at what now is probably 295 acres of lava minus the little Island behind the fissure on the left hand side.

- It's like it's floating isn't it?

- At this point, it pretty much is. I think that the area that the pond was in before is contained within that area and the vent in the back there. We going to see. This is insane. If you can get up here tonight, oh my God, get up here. This is the entire hole in the top of the volcano that the lava lake has surface area on.