Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews ash as lava flows into sea
The U.S Geological Survey issue a statement that “a small explosion at the summit of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea Volcano on Sunday sent ash spewing into the air, creating a driving hazard for roads on parts of the Big Island”
“The volcano climbed as high as 180 feet (55 meters) from Saturday night to Sunday, ejecting flows of molten rocks into the ocean.” It added.
“Seismic activity at the crater continues with gas explosions and ash eruptions under 10,000 feet (3,050 meters). While the eruption is never predictable, conditions appear stable for the moment,” Richard Rapoza, a spokesman for Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, said in an email.
The eruption has lasted for 3 days already and it’s already regarded as the most destructive eruption in almost 40 years. Thankfully, no one had died in the Hawaii eruption but Harry Kim, the mayor of Hawaii County said “some 600 homes , was completely erased, and at least 330 houses were devoured by lava at Kapoho Beach Lots,”
“Vacationland, a private development believed to comprise about 160 homes, was completely erased, and at least 330 houses were devoured by lava at Kapoho Beach Lots,” Kim said.