Hawaii Braces For Explosive New Eruptions

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May 13th, 2018, 9:34 pm #1

"We Are Telling People To Plan For The Worst": Hawaii Braces For Explosive New Eruptions DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO​OOOOOOOOM ON
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A little over a week after Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted, The Big Island is now bracing for a series of explosive eruptions which could occur within days or weeks, hurling boulders the size of small cars, creating a giant ash cloud, and oozing even more of the hot magma which has already claimed at least 36 structures and forced thousands to evacuate.

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Geologists believe the hardest hit by the new activity will be the Leilani Estates in the southwestern Puna district, around 20 miles south of Hilo where all 1,900 residents have already been evacuated.

We are telling people to plan for the worst. They should have a Plan A, a Plan B and a Plan C," said county official Roann Okomura, who helps operate one of the evacuation shelters.

As a lava lake at Kilauea’s summit drains inside the volcano, magma is running underground. It could burst to the surface as large, fast-moving and intensely hot lava flows and produce higher levels of toxic gases, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist-in-charge Tina Neal said.


In addition, Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, threatens to begin a series of explosive eruptions within days or weeks that could form huge clouds of volcanic smog, or vog, and hurl boulders as big as small cars. -Reuters.