Volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island, draws crowds to park

Volcano Eruption Hawaii
Posted at 3:07 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 23:25:51-05

HONOLULU (AP) — People are lining up to try to get a look at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on the Big Island, which erupted Sunday night and spewed ash and steam into the atmosphere. A spokeswoman for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park says the volcanic activity is a risk to people in the park Monday and that caution is needed. The eruption began late Sunday within Kilauea’s summit crater. A senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in Hawaii said lava interacted with a pool of water that had accumulated inside the crater, leading to a short-lived but fairly vigorous eruption.