Kilauea volcano erupts, triggers red alert in Hawaii

Kilauea Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes on the entire planet Credits: USGS

He Kilauea Volcanoone of the most active volcanoes in the world, entered into rash on the night of this Sunday, September 10. This was announced by the United States Geological Survey (USGS for its acronym in English), an institution which explained that due to the activity of the geological structure located in Hawaii, the volcanic alert level had been raised. It should be noted that this eruption comes after those recorded in January and June of this year.

According to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) from the USGS, what happened was that the volcanic activity was observed in the webcam images of the Kilauea Summit. In field reports, it was announced that the eruption began inside the Halama’uma’u crater. In this sense, the volcanic alert level changed from “caution” to “warning” and its color code changed from “orange to red”.

What does the color red mean on Kilauea?

It is important to note that according to the National Service of Geology and Minesthe code red that the Kilauea Volcano This means that the development of an eruptive event is expected. It is now a matter of following the instructions provided by the competent authorities and monitoring the development of the phenomenon on a daily basis.

Remember that last June, the Kilauea Volcano It also broke out and justified the establishment of a red alert. However, one of the most important events recorded in this geological structure occurred in 2018 when its fort rash It destroyed more than 700 homes and displaced thousands of affected people.

Kilauea Volcano: one of the most active volcanoes in the world

Currently in Hawaii there are three active volcanoes: Mauna Loa and Kilauea are located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park while Loihi stays underwater. He Mauna Loa Its first eruption took place in 1984, when Kilauea It has experienced several episodes since 1983. In fact, it is one of the most active volcanic structures on the entire planet along with others like Etna in Italy and Pitón de la Fournaise in Réunion, according to National Geographic .

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