Ash rains down on Hawaii after explosive Kilauea volcano eruption

A woman watches as an ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island

Nevertheless, the USGS warned that at any time "activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent".

Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupting nearly continuously since 1983.

"We could have additional events like this morning that punch up then die down really quickly, we could have more sustained ash coming out of Halema'uma'u", she said.

"With stratovolcanoes, when that lava reaches the surface, you get a very sudden expansion of that gas, and this generates a much more violent explosion", Malone said.

Although she could not say with certainty, Coombs said that the event appeared consistent with the dropping lava lake hitting ground water, as geologists have been expecting.

USGS geologists and staff were evacuated from the summit shortly before the blast and a webcam showed a grey plume of ash and chunks of magma. Those came after days of earthquakes.

"As long as the roads are open and there's a voluntary evacuation, we're working with the county to see what those numbers are going to be", he said. The major response is to protect yourself from fallout. He said he didn't hear anything and has yet to spot ash. If it happens, communities a mile or two away could be showered by pea-size fragments or dusted with ash.

Scientists said the accumulation of ash has been light so far-less than a quarter of an inch-and isn't expected. This eruption was the largest since increased activity began on May 3, and send an ash cloud over 30,000 feet high.

Lava spits out from a fissure created by the eruption of Kilauea, on the big island of Hawaii.

Driving conditions in the area may be risky and drivers are advised to pull off the road until visibility improves, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Thursday's eruption, which occurred before dawn, produced an impressive ash plume, but otherwise caused minimal damage to surrounding areas.

Brigadier General Kenneth Hara, Hawaii Island Emergency Operations Commander, said he was working with the county to work out how many people might need to be evacuated by air.

Some Big Island residents had feared "the big one" after Kilauea shot anvil-sized "ballistic blocks" into the visitors' vehicle park on Wednesday and was rocked by earthquakes that damaged buildings and cracked roads in the park that was closed last week.

Related News:



Most liked

Teairra Mari Suing Ex & 50 Cent For Leaking the Sex Tape
She said after she split with him, "he posted a sex tape and an obscene photo of me (online)", on her own Instagram account. According to Mari, the rapper captioned the image "get the strap" - a common tagline he uses on social media.

Manhattan lawyer filmed threatening Spanish-speaking staff at NY restaurant
Willie Morris told Fox 5 that Schlossberg once shouted racist remarks at him on a city street and he posted it on YouTube . The grievance committee will determine what action, if any, should be taken against Schlossberg.

Hedman shines as Lightning strike down Capitals
Backstrom is a key member of the Capitals' penalty kill, and the unit has suffered without him. This means when Backstrom suits up, he could be limited in taking faceoffs.

MTV suspends production on 'Catfish' amid allegations against host Nev Schulman
In 2016, Schulman and Perlongo even took to social media to share this video of their views on the importance of paternity leave. Both the Daily Beast and Page Six have identified "Jack" as Nev Schulman , who is the creator and host of the show.

Meghan Markle's Dad Wants Her Mom to Give Her Away
Markle's godchildren, sisters Remi (six) and Rylan (seven) Litt , are the daughters of her close friends Benita and Darren Litt . Staging the photos was meant to counter the way he had been "so unfairly presented in the media as being sort of shabby".

Las Vegas police release bodycam footage from killer's hotel suite
A wounded woman told police she heard what people told her were fireworks while country music singer Jason Aldean was on stage. Sgt Jeff Clark, a department spokesman, said authorities would not comment about the documents released on Wednesday.

Vladimir Putin calls for 'political process' on Syria
Syrian President Bashar Assad made a surprise visit to Russian Federation to meet President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at his summer residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Following US lead, Guatemala moves embassy to Jerusalem
Following in the United States' footsteps, Guatemala opened on Wednesday its Israel embassy in the holy city of Jerusalem. Israel, however, accused Hamas militants of carrying out bombing and shooting attacks under the cover of the protests.

Microsoft formally announce the Xbox Adaptive Controller
Two large buttons can easily be reprogrammed through the Accessories app to function as any of the standard Xbox buttons. It's great to see a hardware maker thinking this way about making its products more accessible to a wider audience.

Merkel: It is not right cancelling "nuclear deal" with Iran now
He also said Iran would not surrender to USA pressures. "We will all save it together". Le Drian, have specifically ruled out as a European goal.

Justify is the favorite for the Preakness
The Tomlinson Ratings in the Daily Racing Form provide insight into horses that might run well on a wet track based on pedigree. A Tomlinson Rating of 320 or higher means a horse deserves consideration while a 400 or higher is considered extremely strong.

Dhoni and Raina's daughters dance to Bravo's Champion song
IPL 2018 saw the return of Chennai Super Kings to the competition after they completed their two-year ban in the spot-fixing case. Recently, a video clip of Ziva dancing to Dwayne Bravo " s famous "Champions' song has been doing rounds on the internet.

Metro Exodus Has Been Officially Delayed to 2019
Notably, that's 439 percent more profit and 673 percent more revenue than the company earned in the same quarter a year prior. Metro Exodus involves players taking control of Artyom, a resistance fighter in a world decimated by nuclear fallout.

"Ride of Silence" set to roll out tonight
City officials are looking to make the streets safer and more accessible for cyclists. Past year alone, 19 bike riders were killed, 1500 were injured in Ohio.

Rising trend of casino apps
For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.