Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, forcing red alert to be activated
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world, erupted on Wednesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS has activated a red alert for civil aviation in the whole area due to the possible repercussions of this phenomenon.
The eruption began in the early morning, around 4:45 local time (16:45 Spanish peninsular time), in the Halemaumau crater, located within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The USGS examines the evolution taking into account that already the first lava flows.
In 2018, Kilauea starred. a strong eruption which destroyed more than 700 houses and forced the displacement of thousands of people. In the last century, about fifty eruptive episodes have been detected. Its last recorded activity occurred last January 5, which lasted 61 days until March 7, when the authorities notified the end of the eruption.