Summit of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Bellowing a Massive Plume of Ash and Smoke
Thursday, 17 May 2018 Kilauea's summit erupted on Thursday morning, sending a giant mass of ash and smoke into the air over Hawaii's Big Island which is expected to cover the surrounding area, according to CNN. The U.S. Geological Survey said the cloud reached more than 30,000 feet, which is just below the cruising altitude of a commercial jetliner. "At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent," the USGS said. "Ballistic projectiles may be produced should steam-driven explosions occur. Impacts will be limited to an area around Halemaumau." Halemaumau is the crater within Kilauea's summit caldera....
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted again, sending out a 30,000ft plume of ash, which rained down on a nearby town. The explosion at the summit came shortly after 4am following two weeks of volcanic activity that sent lava flows into neighbourhoods and destroyed at least 26 homes.
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