Officials warn of falling ash after explosion at Kilauea summit

Posted June 15, 2018

According to the county of Hawaii civil defense agency, severe conditions may exist such as inability to breathe and choking.

Lava oozed out of Haiwaii's Kilauea volcano into Kapoho Bay, creating a 200-acre delta on June 10, Hawaii News Now quoted the US Geological Survey (USGS).

A river of molten rock is flowing toward community that was wiped out last week.

"This is the hottest lava we've seen during this eruption", Wendy Stovall, a scientist with USGS told CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now.

PAHOA The mighty fissure 8 in Leilani Estates continued to make Hawaii island a little bigger Saturday, pumping lava that stayed for the most part in a stream-like channel exiting into the ocean about 8 miles away near the island's eastern tip.

An eruption at Kilauea summit jolted the area Wednesday with the force of a 5.4 magnitude quake and hurled an ash plume that reached 10,000 feet above sea level.

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A small explosion on the summit of Kilauea volcano has triggered an quake but there are no reports of damage.

A spokesperson for Hawaii County Civil Defence said: "What used to be the bay is now all lava bed, new land, nearly a mile out into the ocean". Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high.

About half of those homes were destroyed in the past few days.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory warned residents to avoid the ocean entry area, as it continued to produce large plumes of lava.

As well as the hundreds of homes lost, Kilauea has destroyed countless other buildings, forced thousands to flee their homes, and engulfed massive expanses of land.

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