Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island
HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) - Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted, according to the US Geological Survey.
The eruption began in Halema'uma'u crater late Sunday. The volcano is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck about an hour after the volcano erupted. The USGS said it had received more than 500 reports from people who felt the earthquake but were not expecting any significant damage to buildings or structures.
The Honolulu National Weather Service issued a notice warning of ash from the volcano. Excessive ash exposure is an eye and respiratory irritant, it said. The agency later said the outbreak subsided and a "low cloud of steam" lingered in the area.
Kilauea erupted in 2018, destroying more than 700 homes and spewing out enough lava to fill 320,000 Olympic swimming pools. An area more than half the size of Manhattan has been buried in up to 24 meters (80 feet) of now hardened lava. The lava flowed over the course of four months.
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