USGS warns explosive eruption at Kilauea volcano likely, red aviation code issued

HILO (INTELLIHUB) — The Unites States Geological Survey (USGS) warns that an explosive eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may be imminent due to the fact that the volcano’s lava lake is lowering to a point where it will soon interact with the water table below.

Hawaii_EMA tweeted: “Warning from @CivilDefenseHI that an explosive eruption has occurred at . Ash plume expected to spread to SE. Driving conditions may be dangerous. Shelter in place if you can.”

A red aviation code has been issued for the region.

Kilauea’s last major eruption occurred in 1924.

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