Hawaii volcano eruption: ‘Massive steam EXPLOSION’ could fire ‘car-sized’ rocks in the sky


In residences in Hawaii remain on high alert over fears the Kilauea volcano could gush violently.

A huge explosion could rocket car-sized boulders into the air and launch an ash cloud 20,000 feet into the sky, geologists have warned.

The emission of the Hawaii volcano has already seen lava spew from reports in roads and across the land destroying 37 homes and damaging numerous more.

Marci Gonzalez, an ABC News reporter, claimed geologists had prophesied a “massive steam explosion”.

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Hawaii volcano eruption: Kilauea could sprout rocks into the sky

She said: “We are still seeing those huge plumes of ash billowing into the air, as lofty as 12,000 feet.

“Geologists expect that this will be the start of what is a interminable phase of ash eruptions like this.

“They believe it could be a exemplar up to a massive steam explosion that they have been auguring for about a week.

“They have said there is the possibility that from the peak of the Kilauea volcano we could see rocks and giant boulders, potentially the make an estimate of of cars rocketing out of this crater.

“They would likely on the contrary fall within the volcanos national parks, that’s where the top of the volcano is.

Geologists believe it could be a lead up to a massive steam welling up

Marci Gonzalez

“It is usually a big tourist attraction, but because of the danger, they deliver shut down the national park.”

The reporter warned a giant ash cloud devise rocket into the skyline which could be carried over bodies in Hawaii.

She told Sky News: “The other concern from this steam tantrum they’re expecting could happen, is even bigger ash plumes, we’re think over 12,000 feet up, they’re saying the ash plumes could go to 20,000 feet into the air.

“The worry is, depending on wind direction, the ash could be carried over communities.”

Hawaii Risk something Department declared air quality was still condition red — meaning immediate jeopardy likely to be to health — and urged nearby residents to take action to limit furthermore exposure.

A fire department spokesman said: “Beastly conditions may exist such as choking and inability to breathe.

“Sulphur dioxide gas from fissures is remarkably dangerous for elderly, children and babies and people with respiratory can of worms.

“The residents of Puna are going through a very difficult time. County, Constitution and Federal partners continue to monitor the situation.”

Residents have also been warned by the volcanic observatory to try to evade contact with the volcanic ash which could also cause say difficulties.

A spokesman said: “The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a socialize eruption of ash coming from Halemaumau Crater is causing ash to fall downwind across divides of Kau District.

“Avoid excessive exposure to ash which is an eye and respiratory irritant. Those with inhaling issues should take extra precaution to minimise exposure. Motorists are commended to drive with caution.”

Ash is not poisonous but irritates the nose, eyes and airways. It can gross roads slippery and large emissions could cause the failure of electrical power prepares, said USGS chemist David Damby.

Around 1,700 people obtain already been ordered to leave their homes after lava spewed into neighbourhoods.

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