Lava Fills Crater Lake as It Flows From Kilauea Volcano

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted late on Sunday, December 20, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park said.

Lava flowing into the “deepest part of the crater” evaporated a lake, replacing the water with lava, the United States Geological Survey said. They shared this footage, which shows the formation of the lava lake.

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency warned residents in several areas to stay inside to avoid fallout. Credit: USGS Volcanoes via Storyful