Kilauea lava flows threaten geothermal power plant

Kilauea lava flows threaten geothermal power plant

Since the eruption began May 3, sulfur dioxide emissions have more than doubled.

Lava spatters "can weigh as much as a refrigerator, and even small pieces of spatter can kill", the spokeswoman told Reuters.

Noni Farms Road is a residential road that lies to the east of the Leilani Estates neighbourhood in Pahoa, where the majority of the volcanic activity has been focused.

'For the most part, we've enjoyed the whole time - front row seats to every aspect of a lava flow you can imagine, ' he said.

These were new risks geologists warned of on Tuesday as Kilauea's 19-day eruption showed no sign of easing, with repeated explosions at its summit and fountains of lava up to 160 feet from giant cracks or fissures on its flank.

Hours later, he would be in the back of a truck, on his way to meet medics in agonising pain. Frankly, my stomach is turning just listening to the audio again - and I'm the kind of person who watches YouTube videos of people popping zits.

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"It hit and it set me on fire and it basically snapped my leg in half about right above the ankle", Clinton said as if he were discussing the weather.

The restive Kilauea Volcano belched clouds of ash into the skies over Hawaii's Big Island twice more on Wednesday as civil defense authorities reported that pressurized geothermal wells at a nearby power plant had been secured from approaching lava.

The harrowing incident did little to dampen his awe of the volcano and its powers - or his desire to remain there. That being said - experts are still closely monitoring Mauna Loa. "It was all happening at one time".

Lava can be seen bubbling from the ground on Hawaii's Big Island and huge streams of lava are pouring from the Kilauea Volcano all the way to the ocean.

She says volumes of the gas spiked when the vents began gushing more lava and rivers of molten rock started streaming toward the ocean over the weekend. Lava flowing from the volcano recently reached the ocean, causing a risky lava-haze phenomena known as ' laze' that sends acid- and glass-laced steam shooting into the air, creating yet another hazard for those downwind of the lava's ocean entry point. Laze, a word combination of lava and haze, contains hydrochloric acid steam along with volcanic glass particles.

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