Ash fallout' alert after Hawaii volcano erupts in 30000-foot plume

Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii United States

Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii United States

An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke into the air early Thursday on Hawaii's Big Island, and the resulting plume is expected to cover the surrounding area, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Ricky Arnold and AJ Feustel, US astronauts stationed on to the International Space Station, posted dramatic photos to Twitter of the ash plume emerging from the Kilauea volcano on the east of the Big Island.

Mount Kilauea erupted nearly two weeks ago, with lava destroying dozens of homes and forcing hundreds of people to be evacuated.

The summit explosion of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano created booming sounds in the nearby town of Pahoa and resident Toby Hazel says she's had enough and is preparing to leave town. You should shelter in place if you are in the path of the ash plume.


The latest burst comes two days after Kilauea sent another massive plume of volcanic ash spewing into the sky.

Hawaii County officials say the volcano on the Big Island exploded at 4:17 a.m.

Strong earthquakes within the summit of Kīlauea Volcano continue in response to ongoing deflation and lava column drop.

Disrupted transport links - a red aviation code has been issued, a warning to pilots to avoid the potentially damaging ash cloud. The lava has destroyed homes, charred trees and taken out roads in the community. The golf course appeared undisturbed by the Kilauea volcano's activity and some of the golfers appeared oblivious to what was occurring behind them. Motorists are also advised of cracks on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) between the 28-29 mile markers of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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