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Scientists are not sure when the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii will be quiet

U.S. Air National Guard John Linzmeier looks at cracks as toxic gases near Pahoa rise on Friday, May 18, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. The inhabitants of Hawaii covered their faces with masks after a volcano exploded for weeks was a mixture of powdered rock, glass and crystal in the air in its strongest eruption of sand-like ashes in days. (Jae …

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Earthquakes near the Kilauea Peak are expected to be more frequent

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM This aerial view of the Kilauea East Rift Zone from this morning shows the eruption sites and the now closed Puna Geothermal Venture facility. COURTESY USGS A The stone thrown from Halemaumau Crater on Tuesday night in an explosive event was about 24 inches wide before it fell to the ground and broke apart, geologists …

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Fear is mounting in Hawaii as more cracks appear on Kilauea volcano

Lava erupts from a gap east of the Leilani Estates subdivision during sustained eruptions of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, USA, May 13, 2018. REUTERS / Terray Sylvester Hawaii is looking forward to itself a potentially explosive volcanic eruption. Three lava cracks have been opening on Hawaii's Big Island near a geothermal facility since Saturday. Just hours after the first …

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Hawaii Kilauea volcano eruption: More Big Island residents said they were ready to evacuate

Officials of the Civil Defense Department of Hawaii requested residents of a community near Kilauea Volcano to be vigilant in case of persistent volcanic activity and hazardous emissions and to be evacuated at short notice, reports CBS Honolulu Affiliate KGMB. Scientists believe that the conditions for a major explosion are ripe in the next few days, reports Carter Evans of …

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Kilauea volcano in Hawaii: Explosive eruptions, "ballistic rocks", lava, sulfur dioxide emissions today

The potential for "explosive eruptions" from the volcano Kilauea in Hawaii in the coming weeks is increasing, which increases the prospect of pebble-sized projectiles that are several miles from the columns, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS ). The warning was issued on Wednesday. The USGS also says that nearby cities could be pollinated with volcanic ash. "Steam-powered …

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The science behind the Kilauea outbreak

CLOSE After the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, a lava flow engulfed everything in its path. USA TODAY The lava flows on May 6, 2018 over a courtyard in the Leilani Estates district of Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY An insidious lava flow erupting from the volcano Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island destroyed more …

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The lava flow is increasing from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, 21 houses are now destroyed

The lava flow increased on Sunday due to the ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii Island, and molten rock poured from cracks that opened overnight, further away from the original eruptions. As many as 21 homes have now been destroyed as residential destruction accelerated on Sunday, Hawaii district officials said. Toxic sulfur dioxide gas spewing near the crevices …

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Hawaii Volcano: New cracks in Leilani Estates after Kilauea eruption, earthquake

Less than a week ago, Leilani Estates portrayed the serenity of Hawaii's Big Island, a subdivision in the island's eastern Puna district, filled with wooden houses nestled in tropical plant-filled plots. Island active volcano changed everything. Shortly after Kilauea erupted on Thursday, the ground split on the east side of Leilani Estates, revealing a raging red under the lush countryside. …

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Hawaii Kilauea volcano eruption: The number of houses destroyed by lava is increasing in view of the uncertainty as to when volcanic activity will cease

PAHOA, Hawaii – The number of houses destroyed by lava shooting into the ground from openings created by Kilauea volcano in Hawaii rose to five. Some of the more than 1700 evacuees were preparing for the possibility that they might not return for some time. "I have no idea how quickly we can get back," said Todd Corrigan, who left …

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Hawaii is shaken by earthquakes as Kilauea volcano spits lava and toxic gas

PAHOA, Hawaii – The southern part of Hawaii's Big Island was shattered by strong earthquakes with lava and poisonous gas spraying as magma shifted under a troubled Kilauea volcano. The trifecta of natural threats forced the residents to evacuate and prompted the closure of parks and colleges on Friday. Police have blocked access to communities where lava flows, Carter Evans …

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