Hawaii’s Most Active Volcano Is Now Erupting, Here’s How to Watch

A camera is live streaming the geological event.

 Benjamin van der Spek/Shutterstock
Benjamin van der Spek/Shutterstock
Benjamin van der Spek/Shutterstock

The US Geological Survey is reporting an eruption of Kīlauea, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The volcano is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet. The eruption first began on September 10, at 3:15 pm HST.

“The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory observed eruptive activity in Kilauea summit webcam images, and from field reports,” the USGS reported. “An eruption has commenced within Halema’uma’u crater and on the down dropped block to the east in Kilauea’s summit caldera, within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.”

This is the first time that the volcano has erupted in two months, according to the Associated Press.

While the volcano frequently erupts, there is still some associated risk, according to scientists at the Volcano Observatory. The volcanic smog will head downwind of Kīlauea, and people living near the park should be cautious and avoid volcanic particles in the air.EarthSky reports that the flowing lava is a safe distance from residences and structures within the national park. It has not always been a harmless volcano; back in 2018, the eruption destroyed more than 700 homes.

You can sign up to the USGS’s Volcano Notification Service for live updates on volcanoes across the US. At the national park, NPS officials say that visibility of the eruption is rapidly shifting.

“Although lava may be visible from many areas and overlooks surrounding Kaluapele (Kīlauea caldera) within the national park, conditions can change at any time,” NPS states. “Changes in the eruptive activity and weather conditions such as fog or rain often prevent any eruption viewing. Consider factors such as viewing experience, long waits and crowds, hiking ability, and available time when selecting where to view the eruption.”

Parts of the park are still closed due to increased wildfire risk. The best way to see the eruption is the live stream above.

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

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Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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