HVO lowers Kilauea alert level

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Monday lowered Kilauea’s volcano alert level to WATCH, and its aviation color code to ORANGE, to reflect “the less-hazardous nature of the ongoing eruption.” The volcano began erupting on Sept. 29 for the first time since May. The eruption is contained to Halema‘uma‘u crater within the volcano’s summit caldera in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.