Hawaii's Kilauea Spews Enough Lava to Fill 3,000 Olympic-Sized Swimming Pools

Scientists with the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has spewed enough lava to fill 3,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools since it erupted on December 20.

This footage, posted to Twitter on December 22, shows lava flowing from two fissures in the volcano’s crater.

USGS reported that lava continued to flow into a growing lava lake that was 470 feet deep by December 22.

In total, more than 2 billion gallons of lava have burst from the crater over two days, USGS said. Credit: USGS Volcanoes via Storyful