Up close to the active volcano in Hawaii

We get a report on what it’s like on Hawaii’s Big Island after a volcanic explosion caused a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, and thousands of residents had to evacuate.

 A view of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō from the east, shortly after a small collapse. 

A collapse in the crater of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō created a robust, reddish-brown ash plume.

This wide shot looks northeast, and shows the fissure that formed on the
west flank of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone (line of white steam). The fissure extends
roughly 1.5 km (0.9 mi) west of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater.

The crater in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Images courtesy of Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.