Lava Flows From Erupting Kilauea Volcano

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

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit the area around one hour after the volcano began erupting. Footage shows lava flowing from the volcano just before midnight. The USGS said the “lake” of lava rose by approximately 10 meters by 1:30 am.

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