By HNN Staff | December 22, 2020 at 1:37 PM HST – Updated December 22 at 1:48 PM
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – The ongoing eruption at Halemaumau Crater has been an unbelievable sight, prompting hundreds of spectators to flock to Kilauea’s summit for an opportunity to see the fiery present.
But for the perfect pictures of the eruption, you don’t even have to depart your home.
The US Geological Survey has launched unbelievable new video of the eruption that exhibits lava fountains cascading right into a rising lava lake within the crater and a wind vortex on the lake’s floor.
That vortex was so sturdy it ripped up items of the lava lake’s crust.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory mentioned the video was captured early Tuesday by researchers sustaining a 24-hour watch of the eruption from the crater’s rim.
That’s the place they’re taking measurements and making visible observations.
The eruption at Kilauea began Sunday evening, sending plumes of smoke into the sky as lava rapidly evaporated a water lake in Halemaumau Crater after which began forming a lava lake as a substitute.
That lake of lava now covers a 33-acre space.
Authorities say the eruption remains to be going sturdy however has “stabilized,” posing no rapid risk to the general public.
One rising concern: The risk of vog or ash drifting into communities downwind of the crater.
On Tuesday, the state Health Department mentioned there’s a likelihood of elevated vog and sulfur dioxide ranges because the eruption continues and urged these with respiratory issues to arrange.
Those delicate to vog ought to think about lowering out of doors actions and search medical care if points come up.
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