Recent images generously contributed by Samantha Hansens with the 99s.

The current unpredictable nature of Kilauea volcano poses a significant risk to aviation and specifically risk associated with the production of volcanic ash, see link below.

Aviation & Volcanic Ash Information
MSN News Brief

NATURAL DISASTER, KILAUEA VOLCANO, HAWAII

KILAUEA VOLCANO ASH ERUPTION INCREASING IN INTENSITY, AVIATION COLOR CODE CHANGED FROM ORANGE TO RED, ALERT LEVEL UNKNOWN, ASH CLOUD TOPS UP TO 12,000 FEET, ASH DRIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST – ASH FALL REPORTED IN PAHALA (18 MILES DOWNWIND) AND ALONG HIGHWAY 11, ACTIVITY MAY BECOME MORE EXPLOSIVE AT ANY TIME, NO KNOWN IMPACT TO ANY FAA FACILITIES OR AIRPORTS.

See link below for definition of color code red:
http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/color_eng.php

Volcano Ash Aviation Alert

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