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Kilauea Volcano Erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island 


Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii, Dec. 20, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. (Cherie King/via Reuters)

Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted late Sunday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said lava was erupting from a fissure in a wall of the Halema’uma’u crater.

The agency said the lava was cascading into the deepest section of the crater, with a previous water lake there being replaced “with a growing lava lake.”

A magnitude-4.4 earthquake also struck the area shortly after the eruption began.

A 2018 Kilauea eruption destroyed more than 700 homes.

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