Thermal Camera Picks Up Fresh Eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea Summit

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island began erupting again on September 29, creating a new lava lake at the volcano’s summit, the US Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed.

The agency said that the eruption, which began around 3:20 pm local time, was within the Halemaumau crater atop Kilauea. According to the USGS, the freshly expelled lava had already covered most of what emerged during the volcano’s last eruptions, which ended this May.

This footage, recorded by a thermal webcam, shows the fresh lava flows as they surfaced on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: USGS via Storyful

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