HILO (INTELLIHUB) — The Unites States Geological Survey (USGS) warns that an explosive eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may be imminent due to the fact that the volcano’s lava lake is lowering to a point where it will soon interact with the water table below.
Hawaii_EMA tweeted: “Warning from @CivilDefenseHI that an explosive eruption has occurred at #Kilauea. Ash plume expected to spread to SE. Driving conditions may be dangerous. Shelter in place if you can.”
— Hawaii EMA (@Hawaii_EMA) May 17, 2018
A red aviation code has been issued for the region.
Kilauea’s last major eruption occurred in 1924.