Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts and spews massive lava flows | US News

A webcam image shows an eruption take place on the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii on Wednesday morning (Picture: AP)

A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has erupted and is spewing massive amounts of lava.

Kilauea volcano erupted shortly before 4.45am local time on Wednesday, according to the US Geological Survey.

‘Webcam imagery shows fissures at the base of Halema’uma’u crater generating lava flows on the surface of the crater floor, stated the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

‘The activity is confined to Halema’uma’u and the hazards will be reassessed as the eruption progresses.’

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