Video shows huge plume coming from Halemaumau Crater
A woman captured video taken across the street from Volcano Transfer Station, showing a huge plume coming from Halemaumau Crater.
HONOLULU (KITV) - Autumn Rodrigues captured video taken across the street from Volcano Transfer Station, showing a huge plume coming from Halemaumau Crater.
The National Weather Service announced this on their website:
The web camera at Kilauea Volcano Summit at showed a burst in volcanic ash emissions from Halemaumau Crater (19.4N 155.3W) beginning around 7 am HST this morning. Northeast winds will carry ash downstream across the Big Island Kau District affecting the Punaluu, Wood Valley, Naalehu communities this morning and into early afternoon. Avoid excessive exposure to ash which is an eye and respiratory irritant. Those with respiratory sensitivities should take extra precaution to minimize exposure.
USGS Volcanoes also tweeted this:
A 2nd #HVO May 15 morning update for #Kilauea's summit: Ash emission from Halema'uma'u has increased this morning compared to previous days. Plume rising 3000-4000 ft above crater, drifting W and SW. Ashfall in Ka'u Desert & downwind. (https://t.co/7sDZqcOJ5s) #KilaueaErupts pic.twitter.com/Q8HaEaRdHv— USGS Volcanoes?? (@USGSVolcanoes) May 15, 2018