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Lava flow torches warehouse at Hawaii geothermal plant

Lava flow torches warehouse at Hawaii geothermal plant

The seawater cools the lava, which forms a glass that shatters.

Lava destroyed a building near the plant, bringing the total number of structures overtaken in the past several weeks to almost 50, including dozens of homes.

Ormat said in a May 15 statement that there was a low risk of surface lava making its way to the facility.

The geothermal plant has been closed since shortly after lava began erupting on May 3 through newly opened fissures in the ground running through neighborhoods and roads in an area near the community of Pahoa. It was the projectiles from the lava fountains they had to watch for, and they had learned to judge their arc as they sailed through the air, pushed by the wind.

Hawaii man Darryl Clinton has told how molten rock almost sheared his leg in half when he was hit over the weekend. "But you don't want to catch this football". He was rushed to Hilo Medical Center, where he said physicians cleaned out his wound, removed tissue they could not save and, to his surprise, stabilised the leg he felt nearly certain he would lose.

Mr Clinton, who was the first person to suffer a major injury at the hands of the eruption, said doctors saved his leg but he must avoid putting weight on it for six weeks. "I just can't believe it's there".

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Authorities in Hawaii are racing to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

The harrowing incident did little to dampen his awe of the volcano and its powers - or his desire to remain there. "It was all happening at one time".

There have been two new small explosive eruptions at the summit of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

Kilauea sparked new safety warnings on Monday about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava flowing into the ocean set off a chemical reaction. Lava flowing from the volcano recently reached the ocean, causing a unsafe lava-haze phenomena known as ' laze' that sends acid- and glass-laced steam shooting into the air, creating yet another hazard for those downwind of the lava's ocean entry point.

About 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east of the plant on the coast, noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and fine glasslike particles billowed into the sky as lava poured into the ocean from two lava flows. It's been generating plumes of lava haze or "laze" as it interacts with seawater.