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Blast from Hawaii crater sends ash plume 13,000ft into the sky

Blast from Hawaii crater sends ash plume 13,000ft into the skyThe blast from the summit’s Halemaumau crater sent smog billowing into the air while the lava made its way into evacuated areas in the eastern corner of Hawaii’s Big Island. Easterly winds are expected to push volcanic gases, vog and ash westward towards more communities, officials said. In Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens lava flow has spread over 3.7 square miles from around two dozen fissures.



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Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured from harm

Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured from harmBy Marco Garcia VOLCANO, Hawaii (Reuters) – The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii’s Big Island twice more on Wednesday as civil defense authorities reported that pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been secured from approaching lava. The latest back-to-back upheavals of ash from the main summit crater of Kilauea — one before dawn and another several hours later — came on the 21st day of what geologists rank as one of the biggest eruption cycles in a century from one of the world’s most active volcanoes. The Hawaii County Civil Defense agency warned in its latest bulletin that residents downwind of Kilauea should take care to avoid exposure to ash, which can cause eye irritation and breathing difficulties, particularly in people with respiratory problems.



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Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascends

Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascendsBy Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – New, fast-moving lava poured from the flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Saturday, destroying four more homes on the Big Island after a second explosive eruption shot a nearly two-mile-high (10,000 foot) ash plume from the crater. Molten rock from two huge cracks formed a single channel and traveled 1,000 feet in under an hour, twice the speed of previous flows of older lava that have torn through homes, roads and tropical forest for over two weeks, the County of Hawaii’s Civil Defense Agency said. The new lava, which is flowing east underground from the sinking lava lake at Kilauea’s summit, is expected to create more voluminous flows that travel further, threatening homes and a coastal road that is a key exit route for around 2,000 residents.



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Hawaii volcano spews 6 mile-high plume of ash, could blow again

Hawaii volcano spews 6 mile-high plume of ash, could blow againBy Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into the sky on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions with the next possibly occurring within hours. “This has relieved pressure temporarily,” U.S. Geological Survey geologist Michelle Coombs told a news conference in Hilo. “We may have additional larger, powerful events.” Residents of the Big Island were warned to take shelter from the ash as toxic gas levels spiked in a small southeast area where lava has burst from the ground during the two-week eruption.



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Plume of volcanic ash lingers over Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

Plume of volcanic ash lingers over Hawaii's Kilauea volcanoHONOLULU (AP) — A plume of volcanic ash lingered over the Kilauea volcano Wednesday, prompting more warnings for pilots to avoid the mountain a day after it spewed ash 12,000 feet into the air, scientists said.



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Insane Photos Show Massive Ash Plume Looming Over Hawaii's Big Island

Insane Photos Show Massive Ash Plume Looming Over Hawaii's Big IslandPeople living near the Halemaumau Crater got quite the apocalyptic sight



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