Hawaii volcano eruption in PICTURES: Ash spewed 30000 feet high

18 May, 2018, 15:44 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Lava spits out from a fissure created by the eruption of Kilauea on the big island of Hawaii

The crater sits within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has been closed since May 11 in preparation for an eruption.

"What we're seeing at Kilauea is interaction between groundwater and hot rock", said Michael Poland, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Vancouver, Washington.

Officials expect volcanic activity to continue, citing a similar series of events in 1924 that lasted 2- weeks.

"Severe conditions may exist such as choking and inability to breathe", the county's Civil Defense Agency said earlier this week.

"Protect yourself from ash fallout", the officials warned in an alert. More masks are on the way. Here, a geologist inspects cracks on the road caused by the volcano.

Several new fissures have opened since the eruption.

Volcanologists aren't expecting Kilauea's eruptions to be almost as unsafe, but they could still pose a threat.




According to Poland, the greatest impact was to an area within a few hundred yards of the summit's eruptive vent.

There has been intense activity around the Kilauea volcano for more than a week.

The mayor of Hawaii said the eruption site and the lava flow are in a very small portion of the island. The eventual eruptions generated ash clouds more than five miles (8 km) high and threw blocks weighing as much as 28,000 pounds (12,700 kg) out of the crater.

"The magma is something like 300 or 400 meters below the surface, and when that happens, ground water can get that close to the volcano where the magma is and it can heat up steam. and issue out of the ground explosively", Ken Rubin, who heads the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, said.

In the village of Volcano, barely three miles from the summit, lifelong resident Lance Benevides went through the familiar protocol to cope with an eruption, including detaching his roof gutters from his water tank to keep ash out of the catchment system that serves as his water supply.

He was more concerned that people staying in an area authorities are concerned about will lose their utilities.

In January of 1983, initial eruptions on Kilauea's East Rift Zone created a 4-mile-long fissure on the Big Island's southeastern corner. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

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