Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Kilauea volcano ash rains down on Hawai'i with more blasts predicted

Kilauea volcano ash rains down on Hawai'i with more blasts predicted Kilauea volcano ash rains down on Hawai'i with more blasts predicted
Steven Clarke | 18 May, 2018, 13:50

Kīlauea, a massive shield volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, is the site of the world's longest ongoing eruption, one that has oozed lava since 1983.

Ash erupts from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

"This has relieved pressure temporarily", U.S. Geological Survey geologist Michelle Coombs told a news conference in Hilo.

Hawai'i's Kilauea volcano has spewed ash almost 9 kilometres into the air and scientists have warned this could be the first of a violent string of explosions in the crater.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory deputy scientist in charge Steve Brantley said: "We're observing more or less continuous emission of ash now with intermittent, more energetic ash bursts or plumes".

Earlier Thursday morning, a large plume of ash and smoke shot upwards of 30,000 feet into the air.

Civil defense workers handed out one ash mask per family member in communities close to Kilauea, such as the village of Volcano, which was expected to receive a 1/32 of an inch (0.8 millimeters) dusting of ash, according to USGS estimates.

The National Weather Service issued an ash advisory and then extended it through early evening, and county officials distributed ash masks to area residents. 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.

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Up to 2,000 people have so far been displaced. Several schools closed because of the risk of elevated levels of sulfur dioxide, a volcanic gas. He's making sure the hundreds of evacuees that are using the shelter have food and a place to sleep, as well as any comfort they need during the stressful time.

Residents who live in a nearby town reported light amounts of ash after the eruption.

The noxious gas, normally emitted at risky levels only from the volcano's Halemaumau Crater, was seeping at a greater rate from the fissures in Leilani Estates, a residential area of about four square miles in the Big Island's Puna district. The lava flow which has traveled almost two miles from the fissure seems to have stopped moving for now, though more lava flows remain possible, and geologists warn that additional fissures could open up at any time.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said the state is forming a joint task force that could handle mass evacuations of the Big Island's Puna district if lava from Kilauea volcano covers major roads and isolates the area.

Since a new zone of Kilauea began erupting nearly two weeks ago, lava has wrecked dozens of homes and forced hundreds of people to be evacuated.

But they expect them to continue.

The eruption sent an ash cloud spewing more than nine thousand metres into the air and residents were put under an ash fallout alert.

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