Latest Hawaii volcanic explosion causes more road hazards

A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea Volcano on Sunday (Jun 10) sent ash spewing into the air, creating a driving hazard for roads on parts of the Big Island, the US Geological Survey said.

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

Officials warned that gas emissions from Fissure 8 have doubled triggering air quality concerns, according to Hawaii News Now.

Scientists say the blasts happened Monday, including one after a magnitude-5.4 natural disaster. Venturing too close to an ocean entry on land or the ocean exposes you to flying debris from sudden explosive interaction between lava and water.

The Kapoho ocean entry area continued to produce robust plumes, and USGS said "observers also noted vigorous convection taking place up to 0.9 miles offshore from the entry points".

Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume, civil defense reported Sunday morning.

Lava flow from Fissue 8 is emitting risky gasses, officials say.

The USGS said fountaining from fissure 8 reached as high as about 200 feet Saturday, and there was some minor lava activity from fissures 16 and 18.

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would carry out an assessment of the number of houses Kilauea destroyed over the coming days, adding the affected buildings could be as many as 700.

The Big Island volcano has been erupting for more than a month, sending lava into neighborhoods from cracks in the ground and destroying hundreds of homes.

Over the last five weeks, 24 fissures have opened in and near the Leilani Estates community of about 750 homes on lots of at least one acre.


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