Kilauea volcano erupts, Hawaii hands out 18,000 ash masks By Eliott C. Thursday's eruption is just the latest volcanic activity contributing to the nightmare on the Big Island since the volcano first went off on May 3. Geological Survey shows a view of the ash plume resulting from an early morning explosion at Kilauea Volcano, in Hawaii. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Caleb Jones/Associated Press Gases rise from lava fissure 17 after it erupted early Sunday, May 13 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii.
That said, a series of new eruptions are very possible, according to the USGS. Leilani Estates, UNITED STATES. I drove toward Halemaumau and joined people along the sides of Highway 11 and then at a golf course in a community named Volcano. Ohia lehua trees felled by the lava flows smoldered under the cloudy sky. Garnett, a loquacious grandmother now ensconced at a shelter, nearly broke into tears when she described how the volcano was already reshaping her life.