Watch: Kilauea Summit Erupts “Explosively”, Sending Plume Of Ash 30,000 Feet Into Sky
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky.
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KTLA reports that people are being told to shelter in place…
As AP reports, Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, confirmed the explosion on Thursday.
The volcano is sending “ballistic blocks” out hundreds of metres – and they could reach several tonnes in weight
It comes after more than a dozen fissures recently opened miles to the east of the crater and spewed lava into neighborhoods.
Those areas were evacuated as lava destroyed at least 26 homes and 10 other structures.
Officials have said they didn’t expect the explosion to be deadly as long as people remained out of park.