At present, Kilauea volcano is still having one of the most long-lived eruptions known on earth, which started in 1983 on the eastern rift zone and has mainly been concentrated at the Pu'u 'O'o vent.
In turn, the U.S. Geological survey reported that an eruption occurred at 05:00 local time (18:00 Kiev time). One of the latest shots is a view of a "moonscape" with a massive rock in the middle.
The powerful explosions could hurl "ballistic blocks" the size of small cars across a distance of more than 1 kilometre and shoot pebble-sized projectiles and debris up to a dozen miles, the USGS has warned.
Kanani Aton, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County Civil Defence, said she spoke to several relatives and friends in the town called Volcano.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, HI - MAY 15: People watch at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Passenger jets generally cruise at around 30,000 feet, the height of Thursday's plume.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday morning, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the sky.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said the caldera - the depression at the center of the volcano - dropped more than three feet (900 cm) overnight, triggering frequent earthquakes that have cracked highways in the area.
Though disruptive, even painful for people living near Kīlauea - especially those who have already lost their homes - the eruption will not significantly affect life on the rest of the Big Island, Poland said. The major response is to protect yourself from fallout. The crews of the aircraft are ordered not to enter the airspace above the volcano within a radius of 8 km around the crater.
The masks do not protect against sulfur dioxide, a toxic gas that is still seeping from 21 fissures caused by volcanic activity.
"They said they slept through it".
A new fissure opened up Thursday evening, adding to a new hazard for residents of Hawaii's Big Island, officials said.
Kilaue volcano larva flow on the island of Hawai'i today.
The summit explosion of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano created booming sounds in the nearby town of Pahoa and resident Toby Hazel says she's had enough and is preparing to leave town.
"A volcanic eruption is a big deal, but the world isn't ready to come to an end down here", he said.
Volcanic activity in the area began on May 3.
But they expect them to continue.
Places to stayKilauea volcano eruptions:Near-continuous eruptions. An eruption in 1924 killed one person and sent rocks, ash and dust into the air for 17 days.