Explosions at Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano

Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been spewing for over a month, but the thick, slow-moving lava has taken a new shape, transforming into a wide, hot, flowing river of lava traveling long distances. 

  1. S. Geological Survey claims that Kilauea Volcano will continue to erupt with lava streaming for few more days. For the fifth day in a row, an explosion at the Kilauea summit erupted with a force equivalent to a magnitude 5.3 earthquake.Monday'sevent spewed the plume that reached nearly 2,000 feet. More than 4,000 small earthquakes that have struck the area in the last week.

Lava from the Kilauea volcano covers 6,164 acres (about 9.6 square miles) since it started erupting May 3, and has destroyed 657 homes, according to the Hawaii Civil Defense Service.

 

Sources: 

Daily Pratyaksha Newspaper (Dt. 20/Jun/18)