On the Hawaiian island of big island is currently ongoing eruption . Sorry, this event is not passed by human destinies. In a residential area Leilani-estates counted at least 10 volcanic cracks. The Washington Post reports on the continuing occurrence of lava flows. At least two fissures opened on Saturday evening. Some of the opened previously stopped spewing lava.
Volcanic shield Kilauea is mainly composed of basalt. For this reason, eruptions and explosions on the peak are extremely rare. Most lava erupts from the cracks of the surrounding rocks. Eruptions occur over the past 30 years, however, before all limited filling lava of the nearest crater. At the moment this empty crater, and lava is sent to the new open cracks.
Volcanologist U.S. geological survey Wendy Stovall reported that some of the new formed cracks will close and harden as the harden lava, however, this will lead to the emergence of new cracks where the lava will erupt under high pressure. The appearance of cracks is accompanied by earthquakes. One of them reached 6.9 points, and this is the largest earthquake on the big island, registered since 1975.
Currently, there is no reason to expect improvement. 1700 people were evacuated from a residential area, and 21 the house was engulfed in flames and destroyed. Many refused to evacuate, but to stay in the area too dangerous. In addition to lava residential area filled with clouds of sulfur dioxide, which can be deadly to people. The direction of movement of these clouds can change rapidly depending on the wind, and most people are not prepared for the phenomenon.
Another danger for people is the explosions, which may be associated with left gas tanks and problems with electricity supply in the district. Meanwhile, the lava flows continue to flow, and the flow of magma is continuing, according to Wendy Stovall.
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