Global News

Hawaii volcano eruption blasts heavy blocks into the air

Hawaii volcano eruption blasts heavy blocks into the air

Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes and one of five on the island, has been in constant eruption for 35 years.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has found dense, large rocks roughly two feet in diameter (60 centimeters) in a parking lot a few hundred yards (meters) away from Kilauea's summit crater.

National Guard troops donned gas masks to protect themselves from toxic sulfur dioxide gas at the intersection of highways 130 and 132, the main exit routes from the village of Pahoa, 25 miles (40 km) east of the volcano, where numerous ground fissures have erupted, a Reuters reporter in the village said.

On Wednesday, May 16, the volcano dispersed a toxic cloud that reached 12,000 feet up in the air, leading to the declaration of code red to warn the aviation industry against flying over the island for its possible eruption anytime soon. "You should shelter in place if you are in the path of the ash plume", the agency said in a statement.

The Hawaii Police Department says cracks have formed on a highway near the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Another phone alert warned: "The wind may carry the ash plume north toward Kau, Volcano, Mt View, Kea'au and as far as Hilo".

How To Play Super Smash Bros. Switch At E3 2018
As always, people can keep an eye on https://e3.nintendo.com for all of Nintendo's latest updates from E3 2018 . For more details, be sure to read the FAQ below and check back as additional details will be added.

Kilauea began spewing lava into residential areas on Thursday after a series of earthquakes over the preceding week.

Phreatic eruptions can be hard to track, as they occur "with little or no warning", as confirmed by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Janet Babb. He said he did not hear anything either and is in an area that did not get any ash. The eruption has destroyed 37 homes and other structures in a small southeast area of the island and forced around 2,000 people to evacuate their homes.

The volcano is in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has been closed since May 11.

USGS scientists will not monitor the plume from a summit observatory because of fears of falling ash. Computer models of where the ash might fall are available at the United States Geological Survey website.

Officials at the USGS have said that they expect to publish a report on the volcano's activity soon and that the eruption occurred too early in the morning to be captured by video footage.


  • Thiem crashes in Rome, Halep demolishes Osaka

    Thiem crashes in Rome, Halep demolishes Osaka

    Defending champion Alexander Zverev stayed focused on his way to a 7-5 6-2 win over Italian wildcard Matteo Berrettini. The Spaniard will face Denis Shapovalov in the third round on Thursday, who got the better of Robin Haase.
    Italy's League chief sees government program completed Wednesday

    Italy's League chief sees government program completed Wednesday

    Odds plummeted after a leaked document revealed Italy's nationalist Lega and Five Star Movement coalition plot to ditch the euro. "We have made a lot of good progress. we should finish the program today", Salvini said during a live video stream on Facebook.
    Mothercare to close 50 stores putting Kent jobs at risk

    Mothercare to close 50 stores putting Kent jobs at risk

    The decision to show him the door had been made under the watch of chairman Alan Parker, who has since stepped down. It also has signed a GBP10 million new debtor backed facility with one of the company's trade partners.
  • The Red Hydrogen One will debut on Verizon and AT&T

    The Red Hydrogen One will debut on Verizon and AT&T

    They will be previewing the phone to the public showing games, movies, and other content that will be available on it. Another detail missing from the carriers' announcements is how much you can expect to pay for the Hydrogen One.
    Reports link Rangers with moves for five big-name signings

    Reports link Rangers with moves for five big-name signings

    Rangers yesterday announced the signing of Scott Arfield from Burnley as the first import of Steven Gerrard's reign a Ibrox . McGregor, who has 38 worldwide caps, moved to Hull after a year in the Turkish top flight.
    Buffon confirms he will leave Juventus after 17 years

    Buffon confirms he will leave Juventus after 17 years

    The Italy goalkeeper is set to make his final appearance for the club on Saturday as his side will face off with Hellas Verona. I've seen plenty of them down the years, so all that I ask for is your respect and affection towards me on the day".
  • Meghan Markle's Bridal Party Officially Announced

    Meghan Markle's Bridal Party Officially Announced

    Markle told TMZ that he hated "the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle". According to TMZ , he told the website he regretted allowing the pictures to be taken and acknowledged they looked "stupid".
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Box Art Reveals Exo Suits?

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Box Art Reveals Exo Suits?

    Officially, nearly nothing has been said about the game, except that it's out on October 12 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. ET, and we'll be hosting a feed through the Digital Trends Twitch channel , which you can view at the top of this post.
    Unborn baby dies from injuries in Brooklyn crash

    Unborn baby dies from injuries in Brooklyn crash

    Abigail, Miles' daughter, and Lew's 1-year-old boy, Joshua , were both killed in the crash. Rubinowitz confirmed she was 39 weeks pregnant when she lost her baby Friday.
  • YouTube add songwriter, label and publisher credits to millions of songs

    YouTube add songwriter, label and publisher credits to millions of songs

    We're still not sure why credits can't be added after a rightsholder has manually tagged (or in Google-speak "claimed") the video. Why YouTube has waited so long to present this music discovery feature is anyone's guess ( Shazam anyone), but here it is.
    Tesla driver had her hands off wheel before crash

    Tesla driver had her hands off wheel before crash

    Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board stated that it is not investigating the Utah crash. Police issued the driver a traffic citation for failure to keep proper lookout.
    DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

    DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

    The city is a major transportation hub with routes to the capital Kinshasa . He said another 4,000-vaccine batch was expected soon.