PRAY FOR THOSE IN HAWAII: Kilauea Volcano Erupts From Summit & Shoots Ash Plume 300 Ft Into The Sky

PRAY FOR THOSE IN HAWAII: Kilauea Volcano Erupts From Summit & Shoots Ash Plume 300 Ft Into The Sky

Dramatic moment Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts from its summit and shoots an ash plume 30,000 feet into the sky and showering homes where people are warned to ‘shelter in place’

  • Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit just before dawn on Thursday
  • It started spewing large amounts of volcanic ash and smoke from Kilauea’s crater on Hawaii’s Big Island 
  • Authorities urged people to shelter in place if they are in the smoke plume path
  • It is expected to cover large areas of the Big Island in volcanic ash and smog, as well as other Hawaiian Islands
  • Explosion came a day after ‘ballistic blocks’ the size of microwave ovens started shooting from the volcano 
  • Volcanic activity has been going on for two weeks with the opening of more than a dozen fissures east of the crater that spewed lava into neighborhoods
  • About 2,000 people have been evacuated from the area as lava destroyed at least 26 homes

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has erupted and sent ash spewing 30,000 feet into the sky before raining down on a nearby town, with residents being warned to shelter in place as the dusty plume engulfs the island.

The powerful, steam-driven explosion occurred on Thursday at 4.17am and started spewing large amounts of volcanic ash and smoke from the crater on Hawaii’s Big Island that shot higher than the peak of Mount Everest.

Geologists have warned that the volcano could become even more violent, with increasing ash production and the potential that future blasts could hurl boulders from the summit.

The wind could carry the ash plume as far as Hilo, the Big Island’s largest city and major tourism center, the County of Hawaii Civil Defense warned in an alert.

An explosive eruption from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Thursday sent ash spewing 30,000 feet into the sky (above), with residents now being warned to shelter in place

An explosive eruption from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Thursday sent ash spewing 30,000 feet into the sky (above), with residents now being warned to shelter in place

The explosion occurred just before dawn on Thursday and was expected to spew large amounts of volcanic ash and smoke (above) from Kilauea's crater on Hawaii's Big Island

The explosion occurred just before dawn on Thursday and was expected to spew large amounts of volcanic ash and smoke (above) from Kilauea’s crater on Hawaii’s Big Island

This image is from a research camera mounted in the observation tower at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and shows the plume of smoke coming out of the crater

This image is from a research camera mounted in the observation tower at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and shows the plume of smoke coming out of the crater

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5741451/Shelter-place-warning-issued-Hawaiis-Kilauea-volcano-erupts.html#ixzz5FniY6bnz
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