Volcano erupts on Big Island, draws crowds to park

  • A plume rises near active fissures in the crater of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. People are lining up to try to get a look at the volcano on the Big Island, which erupted last night and spewed ash and steam into the atmosphere. A spokeswoman for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park says the volcanic activity is a risk to people in the park Monday and that caution is needed. (M. Patrick/U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

  • In this photo provided by the National Park Service, people watch an eruption from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on the Big Island on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The volcano shot steam and an ash cloud into the atmosphere which lasted about an hour, an official with the National Weather Service said early Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Janice Wei/National Park Service via AP)

  • In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava flows within the Halema’uma’u crater of the Kilauea volcano Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has erupted, the U.S. Geological Survey said. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

  • FILE - In this April 25, 2019, photo, a group of Native Hawaiians stand next to the collapsed caldera floor of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. The U.S. Geological Survey says the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has erupted. The eruption began late Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 within the Halema’uma’u crater. The volcano is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

HONOLULU — Kilauea volcano on Hawai‘i’s Big Island roared back to life Sunday night as lava went shooting into air, boiling away a water lake and sending a massive plume of steam, gas and ash soaring into the atmosphere.