Late Sunday night, Kilauea Volcano began erupting after an increase in seismic activity over recent weeks. Read on to learn more about this eruption.
ABC News ~ “ Kilauea, an active shield volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, has erupted. The Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park confirmed the news on Twitter, as did the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
In a statement Sunday night, the HVO/USGS said that shortly after 9:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, ‘the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) detected glow within Halemaʻumaʻu crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano. An eruption has commenced within Kilauea’s summit caldera.’
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They said that for the past several weeks, they recorded ‘ground deformation and earthquake rates at Kilauea Volcano’s summit and upper East Rift Zone that have exceeded background levels observed since the conclusion of the 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption and summit collapse.’
Starting in March 2019, they said, uplift related to post-collapse inflation of the summit reservoir has been occurring, and since September of this year, the rates have been steadily increasing. They are currently higher than they have been since the end of the 2018 eruption. ” ~ ABC News
Currently, there’s no word on how the eruption will impact the Kilauea Military Camp Joint Services Recreation Center or the Kilauea Military Camp Mountain Cottages & Resort. The last eruption of the volcano in 2018 affected many families and businesses on Hawaii island.