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US The Latest: Hawaii volcano could have explosive eruption

00:45  10 may  2018
00:45  10 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Why Hawaii's Newest Eruption Makes Volcanologists Nervous

  Why Hawaii's Newest Eruption Makes Volcanologists Nervous An ordinary American neighborhood has been evacuated because of a volcano. On Thursday evening, Hawaii County ordered roughly 1,500 people near Pahoa, Hawaii, to leave their homes. The cause: A new lava fissure opened on Kilauea, a massive volcano in the southeast of the state’s Big Island. Lava from the fissure has come within several hundred yards of homes, threatening two subdivisions in the area. The fissure is also releasing toxic amounts of sulfur dioxide, according to Hawaii News Now.Absolutely stunning drone video of the eruption of Hawaii's #kilauea volcano. Mandatory evacuations for the Leilani Estates subdivision have been ordered.(

Here is the latest news on the Hawaii volcano eruption LIVE. The quakes, which hit in recent days, indicate 4 days ago A Hawaiian volcano could be set to erupt after hundreds of earthquakes and the collapse of a crater floor.

The late 1780’s were years of great strife on. About the year 1790 and in 1924, deadly explosive eruptions occurred at Kïlauea Volcano , Hawai ‘ i . Kïlauea’s explosive eruptions can produce significant ash deposits.

PAHOA, Hawaii — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local):

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Geologists say Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit caldera in coming weeks.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday the risk will rise if the lava drops below the groundwater level beneath the summit's caldera or craterlike basin. That's because an influx of water inside could cause steam-driven explosions.

Hawaii volcano triggers more evacuations as 2 new vents appear

  Hawaii volcano triggers more evacuations as 2 new vents appear Residents on Hawaii's Big Island were ordered to evacuate Tuesday as two new "highly active" lava fissures opened up in the community of Lanipuna. Locals received an emergency alert on their cell phones as government officials warned of danger in Lanipuna Gardens, a smaller division of Leilani Estates where lava has destroyed dozens of homes, near the town of Pahoa."All Lanipuna residents must evacuate now," the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted. Two volcanic vents are "actively erupting" and "Hazardous fumes continue to be released," officials said.

Kilauea, however, could switch back to an explosive period without much warning, Swanson said, because scientists don't fully understand how these explosions begin. Hawaii Volcano Has Been Erupting for 29 Years. LiveScience. Caught on Camera: Mount Kilauea’s Spectacular Latest Eruption .

Kamehameha, who later became the first king of the Hawaiian Islands, was at war with his rival Keoua. Similar but much larger explosive eruptions devastated the volcano 's summit area several times in the past few Kilauea's Explosive Eruptions can Produce Significant Ash Deposits.

The agency says the volcano may eject blocks up to two yards (meters) in diameter a little less than a mile (a kilometer) away.

It may also send pebbles shooting into the air several miles (kilometers) away.

There's also potential for ash, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions.

Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes.

It has destroyed 36 structures since it began releasing lava into a Big Island residential neighborhood last week.

First Lt. Aaron Hew Len, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks that are emitting toxic gasses from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Scientists confirm that volcanic activity has paused at all 12 fissures that opened up in a Hawaii community and oozed lava that burned 35 structures. Officials warn that hazardous fumes continue to be released from the cracks in the ground. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones) © The Associated Press First Lt. Aaron Hew Len, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks that are emitting toxic gasses from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Scientists confirm that volcanic activity has paused at all 12 fissures that opened up in a Hawaii community and oozed lava that burned 35 structures. Officials warn that hazardous fumes continue to be released from the cracks in the ground. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

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Police have gone door-to-door to evacuate residents near two new vents emitting dangerous volcanic gases in Hawaii.

The vents emerged on Tuesday near the spots where lava has been pouring into streets and backyards for the past week.

Authorities initially ordered nearly 2,000 residents to leave two communities in the Big Island's mostly rural district of Puna last Thursday.

But the new vents prompted Hawaii County to issue a cellphone alert ordering stragglers in the Lanipuna Gardens area to get out immediately. Police followed up with personal visits.

Fourteen vents have opened since the current lava breakout began. The lava has destroyed 36 structures.

A little volcanic eruption can't ruin a day on the golf course in Hawaii .
The sky is lovely, dark and deep. But these golfers in Hawaii have rounds to go before they sleep. Stunning photos taken at Hawaii's Big Island on Tuesday show golfers coolly hitting the links even as a monstrous ash plume looms behind them.The eruption of the Kilauea volcano has already destroyed houses, caused evacuations and threatened to wreak havoc on Hawaii's tourism industry. On Tuesday, a plume of ash from the volcano rose 12,000 feet into the air, dropping ash on large sections of the island.The US Geological Survey issued a red alert on Tuesday warning of an imminent major eruption.

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