Hawaii volcano sends ash 12000 feet high

Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of Kilauea Volcano on Tuesday near Pahoa

The U.S. Geological Survery upgraded its previous volcano warning from "orange" to "red", signifying that an "eruption is forecasted to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely", or that an eruption is already underway.

On May 3, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted, causing lava to spew out of cracks in the ground in residential areas and prompting thousands of people to flee.

"[National Weather Service] radar and pilot reports indicate the top of the ash cloud is as high as 10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level, but this may be expected to vary depending on the vigor of activity and wind conditions", USGS said.

Mount Kilauea has not had a full-blown phreatic eruption yet, but the USGS has warned that one could happen at any moment, as lava from Kilauea's lava lake continues to drop into the earth.

The large, black convection column is at the Kilauea summit inside Volcanoes National Park 40 miles west of the fissures.

Unsafe levels of sulfur dioxide gas and other emissions prompted state health officials to urge residents to stay indoors or leave the eastern end of Hawaii's Big Island, which has been ravaged by volcanic activity since May 3. (The most recent one opened on Tuesday.) The air quality is deemed risky to health in some areas due to the release of sulfur dioxide from the fissures. But the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said Tuesday that there is no evidence suggesting an natural disaster that would generate a tsunami.

Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea Volcano on Tuesday near Pahoa
Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea Volcano on Tuesday near Pahoa

On Tuesday, officials said activity at Fissure 17, the biggest one so far, had slowed overnight.

"It sounded like hammers in the dryer", she said.

The Hawaii State Department of Health is asking the general public to avoid any area with fissures because the gases emitted require special cartridge respirators.

As the lava flows advance across the Hawaiian island, many are in awe of the sheer power of the volcano. Lava emerging from the vents has destroyed dozens of homes.

Residents around PGV's Pohoiki power plant have anxious that earthquakes or a lava flow could cause an uncontrolled blowout that would spew toxic gases into their communities.

The intense heat of this material hitting the water causes the water to boil, which in turn creates an explosion of steam, water, ash, rock, and lava bombs.

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