The Kilauea volcano erupted on the Big Island in Hawaii on Sunday. The eruption was accompanied by flows of lava and huge clouds of gases and ash. At Kontakt 24 we received photos of how majestic this phenomenon looked. – The sky lit up with glowing lava. Something wonderful – reported Mr. Kamil.
Sunday’s eruption of the Kilauea volcano is the third such phenomenon this year. The restless formation also spewed lava and gas in January and June. At the beginning of summer, the volcano worried residents for weeks.
The amazing spectacle attracted crowds of tourists. From a safe distance, they watched the gushing lava.
“It made a huge impression”
One of such people was Mr. Kamil Bąk.
– For many years I have loved traveling, both to distant countries and the immediate area in Poland. I bring back souvenirs from each of them in the form of photos. I’m an amateur photographer, I like it very much – he told the editorial office Kontakt 24.
The man and his fiancée are currently on a month-long trip to the USA. They decided to spend one week on the Big Island in Hawaii.
– Yesterday we came to the Volcanoes National Park thinking that unfortunately I would not be able to see an active volcano during this trip, and this was one of the reasons for choosing this island. How surprised I was when, entering the park, I heard on the radio that an eruption had just started. – added. – We went to the nearest viewpoint. It made a huge impression. However, the real spectacle began after sunset. The sky in the area lit up with glowing lava. Something fabulous. Crowds of people from the surrounding area came to watch this spectacle until late at night and again in the morning before sunrise. Considering Hawaiian conditions, the weather was not very touristy – strong wind and low temperature, but this did not discourage us, because the views compensated everything – he described his impressions.
No threat to residents
On Monday, the alert level in connection with the explosion was lowered. Local geological surveys have shown that residents and infrastructure are not at risk. In turn, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that there is no risk that the eruption will unexpectedly begin to gain strength.
Main photo source: Kamil Bąk/Contact 24