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Rocks Blasted Out of Fissure From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Rocks Blasted Out of Fissure From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

The miles-high ashy plume is drifting northeast, and it isn't a loner.

"I got the call to come out Monday morning", said Dennis Hoyt, who lives in Walsenbur. It looked like it was a steam and ash plume. "It's not going to be the only one".

US Geological Survey geologist Michelle Coombs described the event as "energetic, but short-lived" and said most of the debris ejected from the crater likely fell near the explosion site.

Hawaii County Civil Defense issued the alert at 5:26 a.m., and warned that "the resulting ash plume will cover the surrounding area".

There were 50 explosive activities recorded in a two and a half week period and ballistic blocks weighing up to 14tons were thrown from the crater, Krippner said.

A new fissure cracked open Thursday on the Island of Hawai'i and others "reactivated" with new flows of oozing black lava, as noxious gas and ash became biggest immediate problem for residents around the Kilauea volcano.

As per the Poland view, the greatest impact was to an area within a few hundred yards of the summit's eruptive vent.

That's where the explosion would have sent hot gas and 1,000-pound (450 kg) rocks soaring.

Even before Thursday morning's explosive eruption, the ash plume from the volcano could be seen from the International Space Station.

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Meanwhile, stormy weather caused the ash to mix with rain, creating a dark paste that coated rooftops and auto windshields.

As noted in the statement, ash is falling on several nearby villages.

"Our shelters are set up so we're not downwind from where the gasses are", he said.

Since the latest eruption started on the big island, on May 3, the United States Geological Survey has been monitoring the danger and updating us with some devastating imagery on social media.

Some Big Island residents had feared "the big one" after Kilauea shot anvil-sized "ballistic blocks" into the visitors' auto park on Wednesday and was rocked by earthquakes that damaged buildings and cracked roads in the park that was closed last week. But in recent weeks the volcano has turn outed to be restless. About 20 fissures opened in communities along the volcano's eastern slopes, prompting evacuations of almost 2,000 residents and engulfing dozens of homes in lava.

Scientists warned May 9 that a drop in the lava lake at the summit might create conditions for a large explosion.

This increases the risk of steam-powered explosions as the magma meets underground water.

Its last explosive eruption took place in 1924. But this is not Kilauea's first massive eruption. There have been no deaths or serious injuries reported during the current eruption.

Kilauea's volcanic activity is expected to continue, experts told CNN. Shield volcanoes like KÄ«lauea produce a runny, basaltic lava that does not tend to erupt as dramatically as steep stratovolcanos like Mount St. Helens.


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