USGS warns explosive eruption at Kilauea volcano likely, red aviation code issued

Residents and visitors of the Big Island of Hawaii have been warned an eruption of Kilauea might be imminent in the near future

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 . Ash plume expected to spread to SE. Driving conditions may be dangerous. Shelter in place if you can.”

A red aviation code has been issued for the region.

Kilauea’s last major eruption occurred in 1924.

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