Volcanic eruptions, quake rock Hawaii’s Big Island

Hawai: Residents were urged to stay indoors as the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted on Sunday night, according to media reports.

The volcanic eruptions was followed by an earthquake of 4.4 magnitude. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded the earthquake with its epicenter located beneath Kīlauea Volcano’s south flank, at 10:36 p.m. local time.

It was the most activity seen at the volcano since 2018, when a string of earthquakes and explosive eruptions at the summit over several months forced evacuations. Hundreds of homes were destroyed in lava flows.

The US Geological Survey(USGS) said the eruptions started with multiple fissures opening on the walls of Halemaumau crater.