Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano was erupting Wednesday afternoon within a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced.
The USGS said the volcano was in "full swing" and was not in an area with any homes.
"What was once a cooling lava lake is now a new fissure eruption!" they tweeted.
The Sun has set on the new eruption within Halemaʻumaʻu crater at Kīlauea’s summit. We’ll be back in the early morning with more posts here, but in the meantime, new images and other info will be posted throughout the night at https://t.co/Lm77CMQ2Tc. #KilaueaErupts #kilauea pic.twitter.com/olCDWes1F7— USGS Volcanoes (@USGSVolcanoes) September 30, 2021
The eruption reportedly poses no danger to residents, according to Reuters.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory elevated the alert level from "watch" to "warning" and its aviation color code from "orange" to "red" as the eruption progressed, according to the volcano updates.
The latest color indicates that the eruption is "imminent, underway or suspected."