Hawaii volcano eruption STUNNING time-apse shows Kilauea torrents of lava spread rapidly

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High Alert: Hawaii volcano eruption STUNNING time-apse shows Kilauea torrents of lava spread rapidly HAWAII volcano Kilauea has continued to erupt violently as stunning footage shows the red-hot molten lava spread across Big Island. Hawaii volcano Kilauea split nearly 20 cracks in the earth’s surface as lava and toxic gases erupted into the atmosphere. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said in its latest status update: “Fissure 8 fountains continue to feed lava into the well-established channel that flows to the ocean at Kapoho. “The flow front at the coast is about 1.5 miles across, but lava pours into the ocean at a single entry, creating a large laze plume. “The ocean entry is a hazardous area. Venturing too close to an ocean entry on land or the ocean exposes you to flying debris from a sudden explosive interaction between lava and water.” Scientists fear the lava released by Kilauea so far has not even scratched the surface of its hidden magma reserves. The USGS said: “We’re not exactly sure how much magma is stored beneath the summit. “We have only estimates, but we are confident it is at least in excess of 100 times what has been erupted so far from Fissure Eight.

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