Kilauea volcano began to erupt in Hawaii

Kilauea volcano began to erupt in Hawaii

On Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded an eruption of Kilauea volcano, which is one of the largest and most active on the Hawaiian islands. Seismologists reported it on the agency’s Twitter page.

“Shortly after 9:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. Monday Moscow time) an eruption began in the Kilauea summit crater,” the report said.

A red threat level was declared on the islands. In addition, the eruption caused an earthquake of magnitude 4.4.

Kilauea had already erupted in early May 2018. Then the eruption continued until the fall of 2018. Flows of magma in the course of the natural cataclysm destroyed the town of Leilani Estates, where before lived about 10 thousand people, as well as two coastal resorts and a significant part of the road networks and infrastructure of the island.

A total of 24 people suffered from various manifestations of volcanic activity, and economic loss amounted to about $ 800 million.

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