This explosion at Kīlauea Volcano's summit, which occurred just after 6:00 p.m. HST on May 24, 2018, produced an ash
cloud that rose to 10,000 feet above sea level. Moderate trade winds were blowing to the southwest at the time, and light ash fell in downwind locations. Earthquakes
in the summit area continue at a moderate rate, as does deflation of the summit region, both of which reflect the withdrawal of magma
from the summit.