Hawaiians alerted to rising risks of toxic gas, lava bursting from ground

Hawaii volcano threatens power plant; mass evacuations possible

Meanwhile, officials say they've averted a potential disaster by successfully removing some 60,000 gallons of highly-flammable liquid from a now shuttered geothermal power plant near the lava fissures.

Yesterday evening, the lava coverage was reported to have increased from 116.57 acres to 117.38 acres.

The statement added: "No access is allowed at this time for residents of Lanipuna Gardens due to unsafe volcanic gases".

"What we've already been seeing is that chunks of the surrounding vents are just dropping off into the lava and that's why we're getting these small explosions", said Jessica Johnson, a volcanologist at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

"I would say that, yes, it will happen here", Dr. Mangan said.

The Volcano Observatory says they can not predict with certainty if or when these steam driven explosions will occur or how large they might be.

No one lives in the immediate area of the summit crater.

The lava emission appears to have paused since Wednesday but scientists are warning residents of acid rain, falling ash, and eruptions that could occur Friday and in coming weeks.

The national park around the summit was closed to visitors on Thursday, given the risk that the eruptions could launch refrigerator-sized "ballistic blocks" over half a mile and hurl pebble-sized projectiles for miles.

"You really can't hurt Pele", he said. The resulting explosion can blast rocks and ash for miles.

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We have always heard that the Hawaiian volcanoes (which are technically called Shield Volcanoes) are not explosive, unlike the Cascade Volcanoes (called stratovolcanoes), which tend to be volatile.

This event - beautiful, destructive, frightening - also presents a moment for all of us to appreciate the huge power of the forces that never cease shaping our planet.

The issue is the lava lake on the summit of Kilauea is draining quick, about 6.5 toes (2 meters) per hour, Mandeville mentioned.

What could happen is not an eruption of volcanic gases but mostly trapped steam from flash-heated groundwater released like in a kitchen pressure cooker, with rocks, said volcanologist Janine Krippner of Concord University in West Virginia.

In little greater than every week, the highest of the lava lake has gone from spilling over the crater to almost 970 toes (295 meters) beneath the floor as of Thursday morning, Mandeville mentioned.

Mario Tama/Getty ImagesThe Fire InsideThe problem is that if too much lava escapes, it could lead to a lowering of the "lava lake" inside the volcano.

As soon as the lava drops, rocks that had been superheated might fall into the lava tube.

On the present fee of change, that's about six or seven days away. "We know it is a distinct possibility".

If the surface of the lava lake begins to drop below the water table, the volcano would reach a crucial point.

Rocks thrown up by a steam explosion are a big hazard. During that event a large company of Hawaiian warriors "was engulfed in a stream of hurricane force winds, composed of hot steam and sulfuric gases" known as a pyroclastic surge, according to the National Park Service. One of the nearest communities, creatively named Volcano, and its roughly 2,000 people are about three miles from the summit.

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