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VIDEO: Lava continues to flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano after the December 20 eruption on the Halema‘uma‘u summit. Images released by the US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Kilauea is a popular tourist attraction located on Hawaii's Big Island

A volcano in Hawaii erupted overnight following an earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey says. (Video courtesy: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory)

A flurry of small earthquake activity within the last couple of days around Hawaii’s submarine volcano, the Loihi Seamount, has been reported by the the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. #loihi  #hinews 

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A morning overflight confirmed that lava completely filled Kapoho Bay, inundated most of Vacationland and covered all but the northern part of Kapoho Beach Lots, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.

The Hawaiian volcano that forced evacuations by spewing lava and noxious fumes into communities prompted a red alert on Tuesday, as the U.S. Geological Survey noted an ash cloud rising more than two miles into the sky.

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is spewing ash and smoke. The massive plume has reached 12,000 feet above sea level, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The United States Geological Survey says “vog” (volcanic smog) has been reported in Pahala, that’s about 18 miles downwind.

The 17th fissure, a crack on the ground through which lava pours out, was reported Saturday night, the US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. "Lava from this latest outbreak is actively spattering," it said.

WATCH: The United States Geological Survey released timelapse video of lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, filmed on 4/25 from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Now, 10,000 have been evacuated after a series of earthquakes caused Kilauea to erupt

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say the increased activity Wednesday is associated with the collapse of the crater floor at Puu Oo.

The island of Hawaii grows 165 sq metres every day. (Photo by United States Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.)

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