September 30, 2021, 12:14 PM HST
A new eruption at the summit of Kīlauea on Hawaiʻi Island began on Wednesday afternoon, Sept 29, 2021.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava activity is currently confined within Halema’uma’u crater. Gas emissions and seismic activity at the summit remain elevated.
Areas of volcanic glass or Pele’s hair have been observed near the Halemaumau summit of Kilauea on Wednesday evening, as reported by several pilots in the vicinity.
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Residents and visitors are urged to minimize exposure to volcanic emissions, particularly those with respiratory sensitivities.