Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, one of the most active in the world, has attracted the attention of tourists and scientists for its firepower. But after nearly two weeks of fiery pyrotechnics, Kilauea volcano’s eruption has stopped, according to scientists.
The eruption began on June 7, after the volcano had been quiet for three months. This forced the U.S. Geological Survey to raise the hazard level from orange to red. Last month, a live U.S. Geological Survey broadcast from the volcano’s crater showed numerous lava flows and something resembling ash in the air. However, according to officials, the lava did not damage any populated areas or buildings.
Wednesday brought good news: live broadcasts showed a decrease in activity, and smoke and steam showed that there were still hot spots in the crater. “Some previously erupted lava continues to flow through the bottom of the crater; this may continue in the coming hours and days as the lava continues to cool,” U.S. Geological Survey scientists said in a statement, adding that they will continue to monitor the activity.
The eruption at Kilauea occurs periodically. It last occurred in January and stopped on March 7. In 2018, an eruption on Kilauea destroyed more than 700 homes. This eruption was so powerful that it changed the structure of the volcano.
History of Kilauea Volcano
Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has a long history of eruptions. The word “Kilauea” itself translates as “destroyer.” The volcano is located on the southeastern part of the Big Island of Hawaii and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
Kilauea is part of Hawaii Volcanic National Park, which was established in 1916. The park attracts tourists from all over the world with its beautiful scenery and unique nature.
Kilauea volcano is shaped like a shield and is one of the youngest volcanoes in Hawaii. It was formed about 300,000 years ago and continues to actively erupt to this day.
Kilauea volcano is known for its lava flows, which descend the slopes of the mountain and spill over long distances. Kilauea eruptions occur periodically and can last for weeks or even months.
Experts believe that Kilauea volcano may continue to erupt for many more years, and its activity may intensify in the future. However, thanks to the work of scientists and experts, the population of the island will always be warned of the possible danger and will be able to take measures to protect themselves.