Hawaii volcano erupts: Kilauea volcano spews huge ash cloud in fiery lava eruption | World | NewsDecember 21, 2020
A red warning means eruption is imminent with significant emission of volcanic ash likely, or that an eruption is underway.
A special weather statement was issued by the National Weather Service Honolulu, which reads: “Web cams and radar data indicate a strong eruption has occurred at Halemaumau Crater.
“Low level trade winds will push any embedded ash toward the southwest, and any ash fallout will likely occur over the Kau District and Highway 11 southwest of the town of Volcano.
“This includes the communities of Pahala, Wood Valley, Naalehu and Ocean View.
“Avoid excessive exposure to ash which is an eye and respiratory irritant.
“Those with respiratory sensitivities should take extra precaution to minimize exposure.”
Since 1952, Kīlauea has erupted 34 times.
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