Although the alert level in the region increases, the US geological service does not believe there is any risk to the local population
The Geological Service of USA (USGS) announced this Thursday, 30, that the volcano Kilauea erupted with “full force” in Hawaii on Wednesday night, 29. Although monitoring images show the power of lava in Halemaumau crater and the intensity of the gases emitted by the volcano, the USGS has said that so far there is none. any risk to residents or households in the region. The Volcanological Observatory of the Hawaii increased the onsite alert level to “dangerous” and also changed the aviation code in the area from yellow to red. Still, there is no record of canceled flights to the archipelago. “What was once a cooling lava lake is now a new volcano eruption fissure,” the US Volcanoes Geological Service said on social media.
Experts project according to the eruption’s seismological data that the lava will remain in the crater and not be ejected out of the volcano. Constant monitoring is recorded with webcams, thermal cameras and drones. Located on Hawaii Island, the largest in the archipelago, Kilauea is considered to be one of the most active volcanoes in the world and has been in constant eruption for decades, with alternating intensity. The strongest phenomenon recorded in recent years occurred in 2018, when more than 700 houses were destroyed by the force of lava. The last major eruption recorded in the crater reopened on Wednesday, however, started in December and lasted until May. For the moment, however, the situation is contained.