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The warning level is raised as the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii starts to erupt.

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The largest active volcano in the world, Mauna Loa in Hawaii

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experienced its first eruption on Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Program's volcanic activity service.

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The warning stated that "at this time, lava flows are restricted inside the summit area and are not posing a hazard to downslope populations."

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There has been an increase in the volcano alert level from "advisory" to "warning."

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To more accurately define the eruption and evaluate threats, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will conduct aircraft reconnaissance, according to the announcement.

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