Kilauea: Hawaii Volcano Eruption

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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.

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