According to the US Geological Survey, the eruption began late Sunday evening in the Halema'umau crater. Kilauea is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. About an hour after the start of the eruption, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 occurred.
Kilauea's most recent eruption occurred in 2018, destroying more than 700 homes and erupting enough lava to fill 320,000 Olympic pools. The lava erupted over four months, leaving deposits up to 24 meters thick in some areas.