The molten rock erupts on the sea floor, cools and forms a volcano. Hawaii volcano eruption latest: Lava fissures could 'last FOR MONTHS' HAWAII volcano eruptions and earthquakes could carry on “for months” scientists warn, after the island was rocked by a … The 1979 eruption was sort of a combination of the 2nd and 3rd, and when you consider it was about 1 km3 in 2 months that means the 1979 eruption was very comparable to holuhraun in size and much bigger than any historical eruption at mauna loa or kilauea except pu’u o’o. With each eruption, the volcano grows until it is big enough to push out of the water and form islands.

In 1983, Kilauea – one of Big Island’s youngest volcanoes and the star of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – began erupting, sending smoke, ash and lava down its steep slopes, and it hasn’t stopped since. Geologists monitoring the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, which has already covered more than 12 square miles with black lava, say it could continue to erupt for a long time. Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes since it began spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air last week, and residents who evacuated don't know how long they might be …

For residents of the Big Island of Hawaii, Friday was a day of fraught nerves as a strong earthquake shook their homes, which are increasingly threatened by a volcanic eruption … The 2018 lower Puna eruption was a volcanic event on the island of Hawaiʻi, on Kīlauea volcano's East Rift Zone that began on May 3, 2018.

A number of strong earthquakes have hit Hawaii's Big Island, a day after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano.

Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes and the eruption follows a series of recent earthquakes. Huge eruptions have taken place from Fissure 17 in the Puna District of Hawaii big island Credit: Caters News Agency Where is the Kilauea volcano and when did it last erupt?
An explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has sent ash 30,000ft (9,100m) into the sky.

Lava flows from Kilauea have covered 125sq/km, according to the USGS.
It is related to the larger eruption of Kīlauea that began on January 3, 1983, though some volcanologists and USGS scientists have discussed whether to classify it as a new eruption. Hawaii volcano eruption updates - latest news on Kilauea volcano, USGS alerts and eruption warnings In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from the last... [+] active eruption site on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is shown near Pahoa, Hawaii.

It may surprise you, but the last eruption on Big Island wasn’t thousands of years ago. In fact, it’s been going on for a while now.