Hawaii begins again large-scale eruption of Kilauea volcano
Author: Anna Starkova
The volcano Kilauea on the Big island of Hawaii prepares for a powerful eruption. On Thursday morning over the crater appeared of the ashes and smoke. This process has come into the view of surveillance cameras installed on the territory of the Hawaiian volcanoes Observatory. Staff from the Observatory and National Park, Hawaii-Volcanos urgently evacuated. It is expected that lava will cover all the surrounding areas.
According to the warning, the U.S. Geological survey (USGS), the intense phase of the eruption may begin at any time — the volcanic ash will spread in a radius of 30 thousand feet, which poses a threat to within this zone settlements.
The eruption of Kilauea dangerous for air transport, a route which passes over the volcano. The relevant warning was released at the National center for oceanic and atmospheric research.
People near the eruption zone, the office recommended by:
- keep calm;
- stay indoors and place damp towels under the door and close the window;
- being on the street, urgently, to find a shelter;
- in any case, don’t go outside without face masks and goggles — volcanic ash is very harmful for health;
- avoid driving as visibility can be greatly reduced.
We will remind that last time the eruption of Kilauea occurred on 8 may, destroying dozens of buildings.