In a news conference, USGS scientist Michelle Combs said that the activity at the vent could become more explosive again. She said the ashfall was localized.
Geologists had warned that a chain of explosive eruptions could begin once Kilauea's falling lava lake descended below the water table, allowing water to run on to the top of the lava column and create steam-driven blasts. "It's not going to be the only one". Lisa Murkowski said in a statement after Thursday's vote.
Less than a quarter-inch of ash is expected to fall in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and in nearby communities after the Kilauea volcano spewed a light ash cloud early Thursday. "Impacts will be limited to an area around Halemaumau". That's where the explosion would have sent hot gas and 1,000-pound rocks soaring.
Still, ash will affect local waters for several hours, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency warned. The lava seeping through fissures has forced the evacuation of almost 2,000 people 25 miles away near Leilani Estates.
Residents as far away as Hilo, about 30 miles from Kilauea, were noticing the volcano's effects. "And it is not likely to turn into some catastrophic event", he added.
Thursday's eruption is just the latest volcanic activity contributing to the nightmare on the Big Island since the volcano first went off on May 3. But in recent weeks the volcano has become particularly restless.
A spike in toxic sulfur dioxide gas closed schools around the village of Pahoa, 25 miles (40 km) east of the volcano, where lava from fissures has destroyed 37 homes and other structures and forced about 2,000 residents to evacuate.
The Federal Aviation Administration extended a restriction on aircraft from entering the airspace up to 30,000 feet above Kilauea's summit.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, HI - MAY 15: A man drives a golf cart at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.
Geologists say the latest eruptions are being caused by lava levels substantially draining at the summit.
At least one person who was wake heard nothing.
No deaths or injuries have been reported as result of the volcano's activity.
What is happening at Kilauea is fundamentally different from that 1980 eruption, experts said.
Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, last experienced explosive eruptions in 1924.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory moved to a university campus after concerns that Kilauea could hurl big rocks.
But they say they expect no loss of life given that the most exposed residential areas have been evacuated and the region where the volcano is located - on the southeastern part of the island - is not densely populated.
Neal said a chemical analysis of the lava that's erupted since last week indicated it's from magma that had been stored in the ground since a 1955 eruption. More than 30 people were killed when a 2014 phreatic eruption at Japan's Mount Ontake caught them unaware near the summit.
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