Home » World

Explosive eruption at Hawaii volcano

18 May, 2018, 09:33 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Explosive eruption at Hawaii volcano

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.

Nassar sex abuse victims, university reach $500 million settlement: attorneys
He had an worldwide reputation while working at the same time for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Denhollander was the first survivor to file a criminal complaint against Larry Nassar back in 2016.

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.

Recommended:



Popular

World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city
The World Health Organization's lead response official called Thursday's new confirmed case "a game changer". The number of reported cases is 42, including two confirmed, according to a World Health Organization tally.

Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts On The Rise Among Young People: 'It's A Critical Public-Health Crisis Right Now'
The study shows that the children ages 5-17 years attempt suicide due to suicidal thoughts at USA children's hospitals. For the study, a database of visits at 49 children's hospitals for kids aged 5 to 17 were analyzed.

FDA Approves First Non-Opioid For Management Of Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
Lucemyra has been approved to treat vomiting, muscle aches, agitation, and other symptoms associated with quitting opioids. Side effects included low blood pressure, dizziness, sleepiness, slow heart rate and, in a few people, fainting.

Why BJP shouldn't have been allowed to form government in Karnataka
The news that the chartered flights meant to fly the Congress-JD (S) MLAs out of the HAL airport was denied permission is fake. They said that the governor has assured to reply after reviewing the winners' list released by the Election Commission.

Justify solid favorite in Preakness Stakes
Roswell, New Mexico native Mike Smith will ride Justify for Baffert, who is trying for a record-equaling seventh Preakness win . There is no doubt that Justify can handle moisture in the racetrack, but I do still think he is even better on a fast track.

NZ bowler Mitchell McClenaghan keeps Mumbai Indians' IPL hopes alive
In the 11th season of IPL 2018 KXIP have six wins from 12 matches, while Mumbai have five wins from the same number of matches. Krunal also wielded his willow to good effect and scored 32 useful runs.

Killed in Explosion at Office Building in California
Still, it is not yet known if she was the victim killed, as the coroner has not yet formally released the deceased woman's name. The neighbor says Krajnyak was her mother's caretaker and describes the husband as a massage therapist and nice man.

Named the price of the flagship smartphone Huawei Honor 10 in Russian Federation
Internationally, there are two variants to choose from, namely 4GB RAM with 64GB storage or 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. In terms of audio, the Honor 10 sports a 7.1 multi-channel Hi-Fi audio chip with support for 7-channel sound effects.

Mike Budenholzer Reportedly Met With, Not Offered Contract by Raptors
Milwaukee parted with Jason Kidd in January, and assistant coach Joe Prunty served the rest of the season as interim head coach. Mike Budenholzer has agreed to a four-year deal to become the next head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks , reports say.

Moyes and Allardyce out at West Ham, Everton
Moyes' last game in charge was a 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday, after which he suggested his preference was to stay at the club. The Hammers have opted not to renew the Scottish coach's short-term contract, which expired at the end of the season.