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Thu May 17, 2018, 03:20 PM

Summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, sending plume of ash and smoke 30,000 feet high

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Source: CNN

An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke into the air early Thursday on Hawaii's Big Island, and the resulting plume is expected to cover the surrounding area, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

The volcanic cloud reached 30,000 feet, the US Geological Survey said. That's a little below the cruising altitude of a jetliner.

"At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent," the USGS said. "Ballistic projectiles may be produced should steam-driven explosions occur. Impacts will be limited to an area around Halemaumau."

Halemaumau is the crater within Kilauea's summit caldera.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/17/us/hawaii-kilauea-volcano/index.html

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 06:10 PM

1. The sacrifice of a sitting president is needed. ..

to satisfy the angry volcano gods . . . (read that on Twitter - repeat it every chance I get)

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 06:19 PM

2. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142061375 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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