BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupts

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A new eruption of Kīlauea inside Halemaʻumaʻu

KILAUEA, HI. (WLNE) – Due to a series of earthquakes, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted shortly after 9:30 PM HST on Sunday.

According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), Lava had cascaded into the summit water lake, boiling off the water, forming a new lava lake.

Residents were asked to stay inside by officials after the eruption.

According to USGS a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday night: seven smaller earthquakes followed.

The volcano also erupted in 2018.

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