Lava continues to spew from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

Video released by the USGS from on October 18 but filmed on October 12 showed lava bubbling at the west vent in the Halema'uma'u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea.

According to USGS, gas emissions and seismic activity at the summit remain elevated as Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) field crews-equipped with specialized safety gear-monitor the eruption from within the closed area of Hawai's Volcanoes National Park with National Park Service (NPS) permission.

The volcano alert level for Hawaii's youngest and most active volcano is currently on 'Watch'.

While the lava presents no immediate threat to populated areas, residents who live downwind of Kīlauea continue to be warned of possible exposure to sulfur dioxide and other volcanic gases that can irritate the respiratory system.

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