JUST IN: ACTIVE KILAUEA VOLCANO ERUPTS IN HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND

The Kilauea volcano in Honolulu has erupted, according to Fox News. The volcano is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Following the eruption was a 4.4 earthquake Significant damage to buildings or structures was not expected.

Kilauea erupted in 2018, There was enough lava to fill 320,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

More than half the size of Manhattan was buried in up to 80 feet (24 meters) of now-hardened lava.

From Fox News:

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has erupted, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The eruption began late Sunday within the Halema’uma’u crater. The volcano is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit about an hour after the volcano began erupting. The USGS said it received more than 500 reports of people who felt the earthquake but significant damage to buildings or structures was not expected.

An advisory was issued by the National Weather Service in Honolulu, warning of fallen ash from the volcano. Excessive exposure to ash is an eye and respiratory irritant, it said.