Hawaii volcano: Kilauea erupts from summit spewing ash 30,000ft into air after thousands are evacuatedA volcano in Hawaii has erupted from its summit, after lava and ash spewing from its fissures forced thousands to evacuate in recent weeks. Authorities warned residents of Hawaii's Big Island to shelter in place against the resulting plume. The volcano one of five on the island has been active for two weeks, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate the surrounding area.