Volcano Kilauea continues to spit fire

Volcano Kilauea continues to spit fire

World June 13, 2018 22:12

pahoa - The Hawaiian volcano Kilauea is still spitting fire. On Wednesday morning a new eruption was signaled at the top. The villages in the area can expect an ash rain again according to the authorities. Lava runs up to 50 meters into the air from gorges on the eastern slope.

After six weeks of increased activity, there are still no signs that Kilauea will calm down. The American geological department said that the eruption was also now accompanied by an earthquake. This had a force of 5.4. This has been the rule rather than the exception since the first explosion on 3 May. The phenomenon is caused by flowing magma in the interior and the shift of underground layers.

On the flanks of the mountain many cracks have been formed, from which slowly but steadily lava runs. The most active, called 'crevice 8', continues unabated by the discharge of volcanic material in the Kapoho bay. There is a dangerous mist of hydrochloric acid when the lava comes into contact with the sea water.

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