Stunning video footage has shown the moment Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupted, spilling lava into the streets and sparking an evacuation.
Stunning video footage has shown the moment a volcano in Hawaii erupted, spilling lava into the streets and sparking an evacuation.
Kilauea on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted on Thursday afternoon at around 4:45 p.m. local time. Drone footage showed the lava bubbling up on the streets near people’s houses.
Jeremiah Osuna, a photographer who lives nearby, used a drone to record lava spilling out of the ground from a fissure that opened during the eruption:
Here is the same lava flow from street level:
Michael Bruck, a local helicopter pilot, recorded video of the Pu’u ‘Ō’ō vent spilling out smoke around the time of the eruption:
There had been ample warning that the eruption was coming, so people were evacuated. Around 1,500 people and 770 properties were affected, and no injuries have yet been reported.
A report from the US Geological Survey posted just after 10 p.m. local time said this:
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