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FILE – This image provided by the USGS shows the interior of the summit crater of Kilauea volcano, Jan. 6, 2023. Eruptions from Hawaii’s second-largest volcano are expected to resume after a three-month hiatus. On Saturday, March 11, 2023, the US Geological Survey said a shallow seismic storm was observed below Kilauea Peak. (USGS via AP, file)
The eruption of Hawaii’s second largest volcano is expected to resume after a brief pause.
On Saturday, the US Geological Survey said a shallow seismic storm had been detected under Kilauea Peak. The USGS said it indicated that “a resumption of volcanic activity at Kilauea Summit is likely imminent.”
Scientists just said Tuesday that the pyroclastic flow had stopped after 61 days of volcanic activity, but Kilauea lives up to its reputation as one of the world’s most active volcanoes. It also broke out from September 2021 to last December. The Kilauea volcano eruption in 2018 destroyed more than 700 homes.
For about two weeks this past December, Hawaii’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa, was also erupting on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Twin eruptions of Hawaii’s largest volcano provided a temporary boost to tourism during the low season.
Volcanic eruptions have profound spiritual and cultural significance to the Native Hawaiians. When Mauna Loa began erupting in November after being dormant for 38 years, many Hawaiians took part in cultural traditions such as chanting, singing, and dancing to honor Pele, the god of volcanoes and fire, and leaving offerings known as “hokubo.”