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Volcano in Hawaii erupts into sky

Volcano In Hawaii Erupts Into Sky

A volcano on Hawaii Island, sometimes called the 'Big Island,' is putting on quite the show. 'Fox and Friends' has the explosive video.

According to 'Fox & Friends,' the video shows lava spewing out of one of the most active volcanoes in the world, rising up to 32 feet.

Considered one of the most active volcanoes in the word, the Kilauea volcano bubbles regularly, but as CBS reports it hasn't erupted since March of 2008.

The current eruption is spewing from a lava lake near the the volcano's summit. According to HLN's 'Morning Express,' geologists say this recent activity is from a gas buildup.

2.6 million people visit the volcano each year, but right now - it is best observed from far, far away. A geologist told The Huffington Post it's just too dangerous to get close.

'The immediate area around this lava lake, including the air space above it,' USGS geologist Janet Babb explained, 'is closed to the public due to ongoing hazards (high levels of sulfur dioxide gas, explosions).'

Kilauea has been shooting lava and ash into the sky for weeks now but is expected to simmer down in the next couple of days.

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mikespqr January 25 2014 at 11:44 AM

We just came back from hawaii sorry we miss you ,happy every one safe

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Jawmore January 25 2014 at 1:28 PM

Increase higher elevation who knows perhaps someday a chairlift for skiing may be built?

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sfseltzer January 25 2014 at 3:20 PM

I had the good fortune to be able to walk down to the mouth of the crater. I think it was around 1986. 6 months later it had its "big" eruption which destroyed the old ranger station. It was smoking a lot, and the sulphur smell was almost overbearing. But it was so surreal to look into it. Today, you cannot even get close to it, nor would you want to.

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fulltimeboating1 January 25 2014 at 3:30 PM

WOW!!!!!

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akonabum January 25 2014 at 3:32 PM

Living in Kona we experiance the good and bad that comes with an active volcano., It does help the economy with tourism, but the VOG is a problem with eyes, and the Lungs., it can get old looking at gray sky and ocean day after day as well, But lately this past year it wasnt too bad at all. If you decide to hike to the volcano, bring plenty of water, gps, phone. its easy to get lost, hot and disoriented out there. There was a few deaths last year from dehydration !! Take Note ! Its Not an easy hike !

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thadd1 akonabum January 25 2014 at 4:53 PM

Thank you for your warning...its not paradise but the view...!!!!!

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duramixaj January 25 2014 at 3:41 PM

Just missed it we were their in July/August 2013.

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hotrimer January 25 2014 at 3:41 PM

Yes, i agree with akonabum . its not any easy hike..Very hot, and make sure you have decent boots or shoes. Lava is hard to navigate. Its probably the worst terrain ive ever been on . But the reward when you finally get to it , is well worth it.

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palmya January 25 2014 at 3:46 PM

we flew over the inactive and active volcanoes in August 2013. Would have loved to have witnessed this phenomena.

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Bill January 25 2014 at 9:33 AM

Lava has been flowing from this volcano since 1983....that is more than 30 years...non stop! No news here!

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Bob Bill January 25 2014 at 11:45 AM

No it hasn't. We were there in December and no lava was flowing.

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Pat Petersen January 25 2014 at 9:31 AM

I saw the bubbling lava pool in Kileauea last year - it was awesome! Once they resume, I heartily recommend the helicopter flights over the volcano to see Mother Nature at work!

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