Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

Handout

Handout

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Friday, May 4th, 2018 an earthquake with a 5.4-magnitude struck Kilauea’s south flank, it was also felt across the Big Island from Hilo, Kona and even as far away as Oahu. About an hour later a second quake was felt with a 6.9-magnitude. The second quake didn’t do any significant damage to any roads and wasn’t strong enough to cause a tsunami. The earthquakes came after the Kilauea volcano exploded the day before.

The ground split open on both sides of Leilani Estates, the earthquakes caused the split to become wider and molten rock shot dozens of feet into the air.  After hours more fissures began to develop. From the vents of the fissures, noxious gases and hot steam rose into the air just before magma broke through and splattered into the air. By Monday morning, there had been 10 fissures in the neighborhood and 26 homes had been destroyed.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has said that the lava has shot approximately 330 feet into the air– that’s higher than the tip of the Statue of Liberty torch. It is also said that at this point any remaining open vents can shoot out lava at up to 1,000 feet into the air. Meanwhile, the lava flows had destroyed and cut off multiple streets in the neighborhood before most of them had been evacuated last week– the neighborhood is typically home to 1,700 people.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Educator, Mathematician Po-Shen Loh Speaks With the Eagle

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Obama Frisbee Crushes 2018!

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Youth and Government Fundraiser A Success

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    King Hedley II in August Wilson’s Backyard: A Theatrical Masterpiece

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Why Anthony Bourdain Was Just So Special

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Finding Your Niche

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    So, What’s Up With Finals?

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Zoe Moran

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All You Need to Know About...

    Interesting Facts About Space

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Why Sleep is More Important than you Think

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Obama Youth and Government: A Fundraiser for the Ages

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    100 Years Ago, a Nation was Born in Pittsburgh

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Teacher Feature: Mr Smith- Part Two

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    A Call to All Philanthropic Pittsburghers: Help Save Gus and Yia Yia’s

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Opinion: The NFL’s Policy on Kneeling During the Anthem is Misguided

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Deliciously Cheap: Banh Mi Edition

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    The Reality of Being American

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Teacher Feature: Mr. Smith- Part One

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Dyonna Hall

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    A Recap of the Pittsburgh Primaries and What They Mean for Public Education

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    The Eagle Interviews Registered Nurse and Author Theresa Brown

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Results Come in For Governor, U.S. Senate Primaries

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    The Injustice of Standardized Tests

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    We Interviewed Lindsey Williams, Democratic Candidate for Senate District 38

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    We Interviewed Stephanie Walsh, Democratic Candidate for Senate District 38

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Obama Baseball Wraps Up Season

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Students in Schools

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Obama Shoots Up In School Rankings

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Hazel Rouse

  • Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    All Posts

    Special Olympics Track and Field Returns

Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy of International Studies
Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption