Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit before dawn Thursday, shooting dusty ash about 30,000 feet into the sky. Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, said the explosion came at about 6 a.m. local time, after two weeks of volcanic activity and the opening of more than a dozen fissures east of the crater that spewed lava into neighborhoods. Residents who live in a nearby town reported light amounts of ash falling following the eruption. The lava that has emerged over the last two weeks has destroyed at least 26 homes and 10 other structures.
Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupts From Summit
By Staff | Posted May 18, 2018 |