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Eruption Explosion, Ash Alert

17 May 2018, 10:26 | Erica Roy

CLOUD OF ASH FROM HAWAII'S KILAUEA VOLCANO PROMPTS “RED ALERT”

When Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted in 1959, it shot lava higher than the tallest building in America

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said that several new lava fissures had opened in the Leilani Estates subdivision of Puna District, about 19 km from the volcano. Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports that an Explosive Eruption at Kilauea's summit has occurred.

Kilauea is the youngest and most active Hawaiian shield volcano, located on the southern part of the Island of Hawai'i, known as Big Island.

In Hilo 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the volcano, Pua'ena Ahn says he has experienced labored breathing, itchy, watery eyes and some skin irritation as ash plumes intensified in recent days.

Nearby residents are being asked to shelter in place if they are in the path of the ash plume, which the wind is carrying to the northeast of the volcano, the USGS said.

This Wednesday, May 16, 2018, image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows sulfur dioxide plumes rising from fissures along the rift and accumulating in the cloud deck, viewed from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory overflight in the morning at 8:25 a.m., HST near Pahoa, Hawaii.

The powerful, steam-driven blast was expected to spew large amounts of volcanic ash and smoke from Kilauea's crater on Hawaii's Big Island.

A red aviation code had already been issued - warning pilots to avoid the potentially damaging ash cloud.


A look at how new warnings about toxic gas stemming from Hawaii's volcano are prompting more evacuations and creating greater health hazards.

USGS scientists will not monitor the plume from a summit observatory because of fears of falling ash. He said he did not hear anything either and is in an area that did not get any ash.

About 2,000 people were forced to evacuate from residential areas after the volcano erupted on May 3 following a series of earthquakes.

Continuous ash emissions from Halemaumau crater are reaching as high as 12,000 feet.

Given the threat, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park remains closed, and civil defense officials are urging those who live near the crater to remain vigilant.

Officials have said they didn't expect the explosion to be deadly as long as people remained out of park.

People have been told to shelter after a huge volcanic eruption in Hawaii.



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