Saturday, 23 Mar 2019

A huge volcano erupting not stopping residents of Hawaii getting their normal lives


Ash and volcanic smog rose to 12,000 feet above Kilauea’s crater  Ash and volcanic smog rose to 12,000 feet above Kilauea’s crater -  Although there may be a huge volcano erupting at the moment, but that’s not stopping some residents of Hawaii getting on with their lives as normal. 

Maybe it's look so dangerous, but some have played golf while others have taken the opportunity to update their instagram with selfies with ash spewing right behind them.

For information on Tuesday, May 14 2018, explosions on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano and spewing ash  for the first time since the latest eruption began 12 days ago. 

Ash and volcanic smog, rose to 12,000 feet above Kilauea’s crater. From the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says, an aviation red alert means a volcanic eruption is under way that could spew ash along aircraft routes.

And ash was also a new hazard for residents of Hawaii’s Big Island, already grappling with volcanic gas and lava that has destroyed 37 homes and other structures and forced the evacuation of about 2,000 residents. 

Steve Brantley, a deputy scientist in charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), said the observatory warned the eruption could become more violent. Ash is not poisonous but irritates the nose, eyes and airways.

The eruption has hit the island’s tourism industry. Big Island summer hotel bookings have dropped by almost half from last year.

The area taking the brunt of the eruption is about 25 miles down Kilauea’s eastern flank, near the village of Pahoa. Lava has burst from the ground to tear through housing developments and farmland, threatening one of the last exit routes from coastal areas, state Highway 132. 

No major injuries or deaths have been reported from the eruption.  




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