UPDATE: Another Summit Explosion Occurs at Halema`uma`u Crater

Updated at 7 p.m.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that another explosive eruption at Kilauea summit occurred at 5:51 p.m. The resulting ash plume may affect surrounding areas.

BIGISLANDWatch will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Original story published at 2:01 a.m.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that a small explosion occurred at 12:55 a.m. on Monday at Halema’uma’u crater at Kilauea’s summit.

The explosion produced an ash plume that reached about 7,000 feet asl and was carried by the wind to the southwest.

HVO officials say additional explosive events that could produce minor amounts of ashfall downwind are possible at any time.

Photo: Webcam image of the Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent last updated at 6 p.m.