The World’s Most Active Volcano Is Threatening Hawaii And Here’s What You Should Know

Kilauea Volcano, found within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island, is not only the youngest shield volcano in the state but one of the world’s most active volcanoes. The volcano is also experiencing one of the most long-lived eruptions known to man — the eruption began in 1983 on the east rift zone, and continues to this day, with five new eruptions occurring within the last 48 hours. Here’s what you should know:

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Here at Only In Hawaii, we’re sending love and Aloha to all those affected by these volcanic eruptions. For updates on this volcanic eruption, follow the United States Geological Survey’s alert page or visit their Facebook page.

How crazy are these photographs and footage shared by the United States Geological Survey? Share your own photos and experiences of Hawaii’s volcanic eruptions both past and present with us in the comments.