June 21, 2018

Evacuations urged in Hawaii as lava flow advances

01 June 2018, 05:03 | Marta Robbins

Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flowsMore

Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flowsMore

But three weeks ago, Weisenbauer issued $25,000 in refunds to customers who will never get the chance to fall asleep to the sound of cocqi frogs as she watched and waited for the possibility lava would wipe it all away.

Lava lobes from Fissure 8 were advancing 100 yards an hour, the USGS said.

Lava flows crossed the main access road to the Puna Geothermal Venture plant and were threatening to cover several wells. Fissure 18 is also producing a slower moving lava flow as well.

"Residents with respiratory health problems should stay indoors and avoid being outdoors when haze is seen", Guam's homeland security office said.

Hawai'i Fire Department has evacuated residents in homes along Papaya Farms Road and Noni Farms Road.

Officials had no information on how many residents still remained in the neighborhhod or how many people might have already left.

Hawaii County officials said lava destroyed the electric utility's equipment on the highway, which knocked out power to Vacationland and Kapoho Beach Lots.

The lava is bubbling from a particularly violent fissure - or volcanic crack in the earth's surface - called Fissure 8. After conducting a simple Google search, we witnessed the disturbing effects of mixing confectioners' sugar and sulfuric acid: After intrepid YouTuber CrazyRussianHacker mingles a small amount of each substance in a beaker, a thick, nightmarish charcoal tube forms and snakes out at least a foot.

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Police responded to the report of gunshots fired in the area near the intersection of Kahukai and Makamae streets in Leilani Estates, according to a release from police.

High concentrations of volcanic gasses are still present in the Leialani Estates area, where fissures continue to create high fountains of lava, the Civil Defense Agency reported. "Winds may waft lighter particles to greater distances".

Residents have until 12:00 noon, tomorrow, Friday, June 1 to evacuate the mandatory evacuation area.

This has forced many more people to evacuate over fears that the flow could cut off escape routes for two coastal areas.

Authorities continue to urge residents in lower Puna to be prepared to flee quickly, either because of the risk of lava flows or higher levels of sulfur dioxide.

This remote image from the US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) Tower, shows explosive episodes at Halema'uma'u overlook vent wide angle at Kilauea's Volcano's summit, which scientists say are caused by magma withdrawing from a shallow reservoir beneath the east margin of the crater, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii.

The month-old eruption of Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, followed an eruption cycle that had continued nearly nonstop for 35 years.

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