Hawaii volcano eruption: Ash spews 15,000ft into air amid fresh evacuation warnings


Everybody is advised to avoid the area

County of Hawaii spokesman

And an eruption at a close by crater has thrown ash 15,000 feet into the air – prompting fresh lessons that residents need to be prepared to evacuate their homes.

In the intervening time Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has issued a warning about a substance discerned as Pele’s hair, or volcanic glass, which can cause skin and eye irritation.

A spokesman for the County of Hawaii voiced: “Highway 132 is being shut down between Lava Tree Official Park to Four Corners, due to a fast moving lava flow approaching the highway. All and sundry is advised to avoid the area. 

“Beach Road is the only access into lower Puna. You are advised to approve necessary plans and monitor your radio or phone for Civil Defense actives.”


The latest eruption spewed volcanic ash 15,000 feet into the air


A fast-moving lava flow has closed Highway 132

In addition, ash as a happen of an eruption from the Halemaumau crater was being blown towards the northwest, with ash slump possibly affecting the Volcano and Pahala areas.

He added: “Officials are overseeing active flows near the Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road stage.

“If 132 is overrun Beach Road will be the only access into the move Puna area.

“You are advised to make necessary plans and monitor your broadcast or phone for Civil Defense alerts.”


One of the roads damaged by molten lava

“Ash fallout may grounds poor driving conditions. 

“Drive with extreme caution, or encourage over and park.

“Residents close to the active eruption must linger alert to changes in the flow direction, and are advised to prepare for voluntary evacuation should their ranges become threatened.”

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory spokesman added: “Pele’s locks from vigorous fountaining of Fissure 8 is being transported downwind, and there are announces of some strands falling in Pahoa. 

“Residents are urged to minimise exposure to Pele’s ringlets (volcanic glass), which can cause skin and eye irritation similar to volcanic ash.”

The volcano has been erupting since May 3, with dozens of erections destroyed and lava flowing across several major roads, as far as into the ocean.

Experts will be on hand to answer questions from troubled residents about the health risks posed by noxious fumes constructed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano during a question and answer session tomorrow.

Vog end results when large amounts of sulphur dioxide react in the atmosphere with sunlight, oxygen and other gases.

Suspiring in this toxic cocktail, even a short periods, can result in long-term irritation and harm to the nasal passages, throat and lungs.

Experts in attendance will comprehend those from the observatory, as well as ​​the ​Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Action, ​the ​Hawai‘i State Department of Health and a lung health specialist.

Release masks will also be distributed which can protect against volcanic ash.

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