Kīlauea Continues to Erupt Throughout Night

September 30, 2021, 6:50 AM HST
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Kīlauea’s eruption continued through the night.

The initial vents of the new Kīlauea summit eruption appeared on the central crater floor Wednesday, Sept. 29, at about 3:20 p.m. Just after 4:40 p.m., a new vent opened on the west wall of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater.

Activity is still confined to a crater that is within the closed area of Kīlauea’s summit. According to US Geological Survey, Kīlauea is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, and this current behavior is entirely normal.

Volcanic glass, or Pele’s Hair, was also observed in the crater by pilots on Wednesday.

Below is a timelapse video captured by researchers in the park of when the eruption began.


This is a developing story and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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