Kilauea is a shield volcano that erupts from its summit and two rift zones. Kilauea has been frequently erupting since January 3, 1983.
Kilauea is one of the most active craters in the world. It's oldest eruption was about 300,000-600,000 years ago, and it is known as the home of Fire Goddess Pele. Kilauea wasn't formed by tectonic plate activity, it was formed by a hot spot.
Kilauea's eruptions are non-explosive and short. The lava is thick, but is stopped and cooled before it reaches the coast. VEI = 1. Kilauea has erupted approximately 61 times between 1750-1982. It last erupted in January 3, 1983.
The city of Hilo, Hawaii is located near Kilauea. It has a population of approximately 43,263 people. Hilo has a diverse economy that includes agriculture, tourism, aquaculture, livestock, trade, education, and government.
The people of Hilo could face these hazards: Lava Flow, Tephra (lava fragments in the air), Volcanic Gases, Ground Cracks, and Settling. The amount of risk is high, the population could decrease..as Kilauea is very close to Hilo. Kilauea could also destroy property and land.
If Kilauea does erupt in the future, I predict that the land and the people of Hilo will be in danger, due to its close proximity. Hilo and Kilauea are about 24.3 miles apart. Along with the lava, toxic gases and ash will come from the volcano. This will be hazardous to the nature and citizens nearby.