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Remarkable live-stream video captures the slow eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

The second largest active shield volcano lights up the night sky in Hawaii as an incredible live stream captures the eruption.

Remarkable live-stream video captures the slow eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano
Cover Image Source: YouTube | USGS

Whether you are a thrill seeker or a vulcanologist, this mesmerizing natural phenomenon is something nobody would want to miss. Even if one is not lucky or brave enough to witness this volcanic eruption while standing at a safe spot in Hawaii, one can still enjoy the show from the comfort of your home through a live stream video of this event. This awe-inspiring event is something that nobody would want to miss, as it showcases the raw power and beauty of our planet in action. The YouTube channel of USGS shared a 24/7 live stream video of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, which documents the burning lava emerging from the Halemaʻumaʻu crater.



 

As many visitors as possible arrived at a safe distance to witness the beauty of nature, vulcanologists or the ones studying the activities of the volcanic eruption had set up their cameras at strategic angles close to the eruption site in order to monitor the lava pouring out of the crater. According to AP News, Kilauea happens to be one of the most active volcanos in the world and it always remains a threat to the inhabitants of Hawaii. By June 7, the flowing lava shot up to 13 and 30 feet high and covered about 370 acres of the crater floor.

Representational Image Source: Pixabay
Representational Image Source: Pixabay

Kilauea started erupting on June 7, 2023, after a three-month hiatus that sent fountains of scorching lava flying into the sky. Fortunately, it did not affect the communities or building structures in the vicinity, where people resided. Those interested in witnessing the eruption flocked to the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanos National Park, from where they can safely view the volcanic activities. The U.S Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that "the eruption paused on Monday and rapidly declined towards the afternoon." However, strings of lava continued to seep out of the crater's floor. It is going to take several days for the lava to cool down.



 

The scientists will also continue to monitor the volcano. By Tuesday afternoon, faint red streaks of lava could be seen on the USGS live stream compared to the first day of the eruption. According to My Modern Met, the Kilauea eruption is considered a sacred event by Native Hawaiian culture, so it is vital to be respectful if anyone is planning a trip to that particular region in Hawaii.



 

After being active for nearly two weeks, the scientists confirmed that the volcanic activity has finally come to a pause. However, history has been a witness to several Kilauea eruptions. The Halemaʻumaʻu crater has been closed to the public since 2007 as volcanic smog can cause health issues for people and livestock and damage crops as well as infrastructures.

Watching a live stream of a volcanic eruption is an amazing opportunity. It lets you witness the raw power of nature, the beauty of our planet, and the ever-changing geology of the Earth. This virtual journey allows you to appreciate the wonders that shape our world, all from the safety and comfort of your home.



 



 

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