The conversion of a sudden eruption of the American Kilauea Volcano has threatened the people of Hawaii and forced the evacuation of tourists.
The Kilauea volcano, located in the Halemaʻumaʻu crater on Hawaii’s Big Island, began erupting on Wednesday afternoon, prompting lava flows to pour from the crater.
In response to this issue, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials issued a formal warning, with the assigned color code red, to impart the severity and danger of the eruption. The warning level was upgraded from orange on Wednesday, according to domestic media.
In a video released by American media, some fissures can be seen at the base of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater, where the lava flows were generated under the surface of the lava lake. The lake was active until this past May.
Later, USGS revealed that all lava activity is currently confined to the crater situated in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
In a statement, USGS said: “Gas emissions and seismic activity related to the eruption are also still high risks as the eruption continues.”
It’s worth mentioning that many geologists and earth scientists cited Kilauea Volcano as one of the American most dangerous volcanoes.