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Thu May 17, 2018, 01:16 PM

Explosive eruption at Kilauea summit; ashfall advisory in effect

Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

6:20 a.m.

Scientists reported an “explosive eruption” at the summit of Kilauea volcano shortly before 4:20 a.m. today that ejected a large plume of ash in the air, and authorities urged residents in the path of the ash to shelter in place.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that that the explosive eruption at Kilauea summit occurred at 4:17 a.m. Agency officials said the wind may carry the resulting ash plume north toward Kau, Volcano, Mountain View, Kea’au and as far as Hilo.

Update: 7 a.m.

Continuous ash emissions from Halemaumau crater are reaching as high as 12,000 feet. The earlier explosive eruption produced an ash cloud that reaches as high as 30,000 feet and is drifting to the northeast.

Staffs for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park had previously evacuated Kilauea summit.



Read more: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/05/16/breaking-news/kilauea-volcano-updates-wednesday/

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Thu May 17, 2018, 02:16 PM

1. Yikes. nt

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Thu May 17, 2018, 06:19 PM

2. Kick (nt)

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Thu May 17, 2018, 07:21 PM

3. Yay for the professionals

At USGS

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