Hawaii's Kilauea began erupting inside its summit crater Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than one month after the volcano and its larger neighbor Mauna Loa stopped releasing lava.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory detected a glow in webcam images indicating Kilauea had begun erupting inside Halemaumau crater at the volcano's summit caldera, the agency said.
Kilauea's summit is inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and away from residential communities. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said Thursday, "lava is confined to the crater. No communities are threatened."