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There is a growing chance of explosive eruptions of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in coming weeks that could shoot rocks for miles and cause ashfall for dozens of miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday.
Hawaii, Hawaii has had: (M1.5 or greater) 85 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 1,186 earthquakes in the past 7 days 1,768 earthquakes in the past 30 days 3,544 earthquakes in the past 365 days
"Kilauea has had long periods of explosive activity in the past, much longer than we had previously realized," he said. "Some of those explosions during those periods can be very deadly." Even more deadly than the explosion at Mount St. Helens in 1980 that killed 57 and destroyed 150 square miles of forest. An explosive eruption at Kilauea in 1924 killed one person. But in 1790, another killed 200. "We know that it's the most lethal volcano in the U.S.," University of Hawaii Geology professor Michael Garcia said.
Garcia seems to be using a bit of hyperbole. It's likely that there are more lethal volcanoes on the mainland, it's just that there aren't historical records.
I didn't realize that the Kilauea Volcano is "the most lethal volcano in the U.S."
No major changes. The lava pond in Kilauea is now reported as 220 meters down, and may still be dropping. The most recent images suggest it is still going down. Below 400 meters there would be a risk of ground water getting into the hole with phreatic consequences, but so far there is no indication things will get that far.
originally posted by: ThePeaceMaker
I know what's happening is devastating neighbourhoods and communities, but seeing some of the footage from Hawaii it's looks crazy. Usually when people think volcano you expect a large mountain spouting out lava at the top but seeing all the cracks and lava coming out in random places is insane some videos and photos I've seen have amazed me
It almost looks like a flood but with lava .. scary
The bottom of the magma chamber inside the volcano collapsed. So that high-density rock has filled in the space where magma would normally be. As a result, the magma has been displaced 10 miles underground.
No. But there already is a "new" volcano. It's called Loihi.
Maybe a new volcano will form.
The volcano has been erupting for more than 30 years. The sulfur dioxide is not reaching the altitude of jet stream. There is no jet stream over Hawaii.
It makes me wonder whether all these problems with jet engine turbine blades suffering sulphase corrosion haven't been caused by escaping sulphur dioxide gases being transported by the jet stream.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: toysforadults
You are looking at part of a residential subdivision on an island that is larger than all the rest of the Hawaiian islands combined.
It's not called "The Big Island" for nothing.