A volcanic eruption occurred in Hawaii: houses of 186 thousand people covered with ash
The US Geological Survey reported that the volcano Kilauea erupted in the Halema'umau crater on the Big Island of Hawaii. Ashes covered the territory where 186 thousand people live. The edition told in more detail Dailymail.
An active volcano is located in the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park.
The National Meteorological Service of Honolulu has issued a warning about ash fall from the volcano. It states that excessive amounts of ash are irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract.
A magnitude 4,4 earthquake was also recorded in the area shortly after the eruption began.
The Geological Survey said it had received more than 500 reports of people feeling tremors from the earthquake, but the service did not expect major damage to buildings and structures.
Kilauea volcano erupted continuously between 1983 and 2018, destroying a number of cities and homes over the years.
This video is from a spot along the western rim of Kīlauea's caldera
Lava can be seen erupting from a fissure vent in the northwest wall of Halema'uma'u crater
Lava is cascading into the deepest part of Halema'uma'u crater
(Video via USGS) # Halema'uma'u #Hawaii #volcano #Kilauea pic.twitter.com/jkhhG8REVD
- Constituent 🌺🎗️⏳🗽 (@ 808constituent) December 21, 2020
Then the eruption destroyed 700 houses and spewed out enough lavato fill 320 Olympic-size pools (000 m long (50 m for short course competitions), 25 m wide and at least 25 meters deep (for diving - at least 2 m) ).
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More than half of Manhattan was buried under a layer of lava up to 80 feet (24,3 m) high, which has now solidified.
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Nothing beats watching the power of Pele. Look at how the bits of crust pop and jump as the lava flows and expands. I love the glassy tinkling sound. #kilauea pic.twitter.com/TYU9n8Kozb
- Dr. Emily First (@EmilyScience) December 20, 2020
Later that year, after months of the eruption, which lasted 25 years, it was declared terminated.
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