Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Eruption, Lava Spilled into the Road

Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Eruption, Lava Spilled into the Road
A car exposed to the hot lava of Kilauea Mountain that passes through Puna, Hawaii. Lava Kilauea destroys the surrounding settlements and plantations. Photo: Reuters

atynews.com – The eruption of Kilauea eruption caused liquid lava to lead to residents in Leilani. Several times the earthquake rocked the Hawaiian after the big eruption of Kilauea volcano since May 3, 2018. The seismic center is located 20 kilometers from the Leilani settlement, and causes liquid lava to move into this region. At least 30 more houses were reportedly destroyed and about 1,700 residents were ordered to evacuate. In addition to lava materials, residents are also worried about toxic gases sulfur dioxide is ejected mountain will have an impact on health, as quoted from Aljazeera, May 8, 2018.

On May 3, 2018, the Hawaiian Islands were alerted after the Kilauea volcano erupted and sprayed lava at the eastern end of the archipelago. The eruption was accompanied by hundreds of earthquakes. One day after the eruption, a massive earthquake with magnitude 6.9 on the Richter scale hit on May 4 at 12:33 pm. This earthquake is the largest that rocked Hawaii since 1975.

The eruption of the mountain also caused cracks in Leilani and sent lava to the settlement. Lava looking extensively enveloped the area with an area of ​​36 thousand square meters with a height of lava up to 3 meters. 48 hours after the eruption, recorded 152 small earthquakes with magnitude of 2 to 3 on the Richter scale.

Mount Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world and erupted simultaneously since 1983. Lava flow pattern generally leads to the sea but in the eruption this time lava leads to another direction. Hawaii Volcanic Observation Post detects magma pressure inside the mountain in mid-April.

Previously lava also has destroyed more than 400 electricity poles and other equipment causing power outages. It is not yet known how many homes and businesses are without electricity. The lava flow also destroys a koi ornamental fish farm.

Lava Kilauea has swallowed two geothermal gas wells at the 38 MW power plant Pou Geothermal Venture, which is used to produce a quarter of the Big Island electricity. Israeli power plant operator Ormat Technologies Inc said it could not assess the damage. Villagers fear the geothermal wells in the power plant are exploding