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New volcano vents prompt more evacuations in Hawaii

New volcano vents prompt more evacuations in Hawaii

A brief explosion on Wednesday on a Kilauea crater was the result of falling rocks and not the interaction of lava with the water table, the USGS said. "Once the lava level reaches the groundwater elevation, onset of continuous ashy plumes or a sequence of violent steam-driven explosions may be the first sign that activity of concern has commenced". That could create steam pressure that would then explode, it says. It may also shoot pebbles into the air several miles away, and dust areas up to 20 miles away with ash.

Ige said Wednesday the Puna Geothermal Venture plant has about 50,000 gallons of pentane on site.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirmed Wednesday that a new fissure appeared in Lanipuna Gardens, making a total of 15 such surface cracks where molten lava and gas are escaping, according to Hawaii Public Radio. However, it displaced the residents of a peaceful subdivision and destroyed around 35 structures.

The volcano has been in a state of almost constant eruption for 24 years.

Gas: Gas emitted during steam-drive explosions will be mainly steam, but will include some sulfur dioxide (SO2) as well. He was asleep on the couch in his home when a fissure opened up 2,000 feet (610 meters) away, spewing out lava and gas. Known as a shield volcano, Kilauea is the most active in Hawaii and has been in an nearly constant state of eruption for the last 35 years.

It has been recorded that Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's Big Island is continuously in a state of eruption for the last 30 years.

By 7:00 p.m., the vents were "paused but continue to release hazardous gases", the agency said.

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HPR says no one is being allowed access to Lanipuna Gardens, but that at neighboring Leilani Estates, residents were allowed in long enough to retrieve their property.

Authorities had ordered almost 2,000 residents to leave the two communities in the mostly rural district of Puna on Hawaii's Big Island last Thursday. The facility is located across the highway from where lava has been erupting in Leilani Estates.

Nail said he had seen drone footage showing lava flowing up his driveway, causing two propane tanks to explode.

"I'm in my truck right now on my way up the road", he said.

"Presently, during the drawdown of the lava column, rockfalls from the steep enclosing walls of the Overlook crater vent impact the lake and produce small ash clouds".

No deaths or major injuries have been reported since Kilauea, which has been in a state of almost constant eruption since 1983, began a series of major explosions on Thursday, spewing fountains of lava as high as 90 metres into the air and deadly volcanic gas up through cracks in the earth. If the situation at the summit worsens, the National Park Service said it would take action to evacuate people and close Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to visitors. But the flow of lava is not constant. "I walked out onto my deck and I heard this sound, it sounded like whoosh, whoosh", said Northway.


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