Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts third time this year

– The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island began erupting on a Sunday afternoon.

– The eruption is currently limited to the surrounding crater floor.

– Webcam images show fissures at the base of the volcano's crater generating lava flows on the crater floor.

– The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency stated that the eruption does not pose a lava threat to communities but may affect people due to volcanic particles and gases.

The eruption followed a period of strong seismic activity and rapid uplift of the summit, 

– prompting the USGS to raise the aviation color code from orange to red and the volcano alert from watch to warning.

– Kilauea is situated within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and is one of the world's most active volcanoes.

– In 2019, Kilauea's eruptions resulted in the destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses.

– This is the third eruption of Kilauea in the current year, with previous eruptions occurring in January and June.