HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – Two explosions in as many days are being reported by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The blasts at the summit of Kilauea volcano were triggered by rocks falling into the lava lake. The event shown above occurred around 12:26 p.m., HST, on Thursday, October 20.
The other explosion happened around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, and scientists say, “both events are reminders why the area around Halemaʻumaʻu Crater remains closed to the public.”
The explosion was recorded on video by Terri Kroesing and posted to Facebook: