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New eruption at Kilauea's summit caldera, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawai'i

A new eruption has started within K?lauea’s summit caldera, Hawai'i at 07:36 UTC on December 21, 2020. Accordingly, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has elevated K?lauea's volcano alert level to WARNING and its aviation color code to RED. The situation is rapidly evolving, HVO said in a statement released at 08:41 UTC today. Civil Defense cautioned that ash fallout is likely in Wood Valley, Pahala, Naalehu and Ocean View, and advised residents and visitors to stay indoors to avoid exposure to ash. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2018 (VEI 3).

An earthquake swarm began on the evening (LT) of December 20, accompanied by ground deformation detected by tiltmeters, HVO said.

An orange glow was subsequently observed on IR monitoring cameras glow within the Halema?uma?u crater at the summit of K?lauea Volcano, visually beginning at approximately 07:36 UTC on December 21 (21:36 HST, December 20).

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