Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash 30,000 feet into air
By Associated Press
A thick plume of ash pours out of Halemaumau Crater, sending ash as far away as Pahala. (Image: USGS)
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky.
Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, confirmed the explosion on Thursday. It comes after more than a dozen fissures recently opened miles to the east of the crater and spewed lava into neighborhoods.