The newest threat from Kilauea: 'Explosive eruptions' at crater | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The newest threat from Kilauea: 'Explosive eruptions' at crater

Meanwhile, rockfalls from the crater’s walls and ash plumes are expected to continue as the lava lake drops.

That's exactly what happened Wednesday morning. The USGS said a rockfall (not water interacting with lava) generated a short-lived explosion at Halemaumau Crater, sending an ash column high into the air.

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