Wild stuff from Hawaii's primary island this week:
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting on Wednesday morning, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported.
"At approximately 4:44 a.m. HST on June 7, 2023, the (US Geological Survey's) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory detected glow in Kīlauea summit webcam images indicating that an eruption has commenced within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea's summit caldera, within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park," the observatory said in a statement.
Footage of the eruption is mind-boggling:
The eruption is "currently confined within the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park," with no current indication of any threat to nearby populated areas.