Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island, residents urged indoors
(Reuters) - The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted Sunday evening, followed by an earthquake on the volcano's southern flank, according to a tip from the US Geological Survey.
Residents were told to stay inside as steam clouded the sky and ashes fell.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a 4.4 magnitude earthquake at 10:36 p.m., the epicenter of which is under the southern flank of the Kīlauea volcano. Local time as recommended https://on.doi.gov/2LXAPQr.
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It was the largest activity on the volcano since 2018, when a series of earthquakes and explosive eruptions at the summit forced evacuations over several months. Hundreds of houses were destroyed in lava flows.
The eruption on Sunday was reported early Monday in the Halemaumau crater of the Kilauea volcano, the civil protection department of the county of Hawaii said on Twitter https://bit.ly/3awLH1G. The agency asked residents to stay inside.
The eruption started with multiple cracks on the walls of Halemaumau crater, USGS said.
A picture from the USGS showed Kilauea's peak lit by hot lava and steam and gas bubbling from the volcano.
(Corrected this story to remove the reference to the Richter scale in the third paragraph.)
(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair and Derek Francis in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Richard Chang)
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