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Hawaii volcano: Eruption of Kilauea continues to cause disruption for cruise ships

24 May, 2018, 14:37 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • The entrance to the Puna Geothermal Venture plant. So far a natural berm is keeping lava

Authorities in Hawaii are racing to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

The building was owned by the state of Hawaii.

Kilauea rumbled back to life on May 3 as it began extruding lava and sulphur dioxide emissions through a series of fissures, marking the latest phase of an eruption cycle that has continued almost non-stop for 35 years.

Noni Farms Road is a residential road that lies to the east of the Leilani Estates neighbourhood in Pahoa, where the majority of the volcanic activity has been focused. The plant harnesses heat and steam from the earth's core to spin turbines to generate power.

The occurrence of new lava vents, now numbering about two dozen, have been accompanied by earthquakes and periodic eruptions from the summit crater.

On Wednesday, Hawaii Governor David Ige said that while officials are continuing to monitor gases leaking from the power plant, "all wells are stable at this point".

Earlier this month officials removed a flammable gas called pentane from the plant to reduce the chance of explosions.

U.S. Geological Survey lava flows from fissures near Pahoa Hawaii. Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has burned dozens of homes forced people to flee and shot up plumes of
U.S. Geological Survey lava flows from fissures near

The photos and video offer a look at a new dimension in the volcano's weeks-long eruption.

He says that pattern "is about par for the course" right now.

Clinton says he was on the roof of a home, helping to put out fires caused by flying rocks, when an explosion a couple hundred yards away launched a lava bomb that hit him above the ankle.

As those of us across the country look at images of the flowing lava and the hazardous laze, it's easy to forget the Big Island is - well, a big island, about 4,000 square miles.

That prompted safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline. Streets turned into rivers of black molten rock, the vegetation has become rotten and now they are fearful their homes could be swallowed by the cracks. Although potentially fatal if inhaled, Stovall said the danger was confined to the immediate vicinity of laze plumes themselves.

One potential hazard that appeared to have been brought under control was at the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant, which provides about a quarter of the Big Island's electricity.




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