'Ballistic blocks' shoot from Hawaii volcano

The erupting Kilauea volcano and surrounds

Earlier Thursday morning, a large plume of ash and smoke shot upwards of 30,000 feet into the air.

The eruption occurred shortly after 4 a.m. local time, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said.

The noxious gas, normally emitted at unsafe levels only from the volcano's Halemaumau Crater, was seeping at a greater rate from the fissures in Leilani Estates, a residential area of about four square miles in the Big Island's Puna district.

The newest eruption follows a damaging natural disaster, risky volcanic smog and large lava flows that are all threatening Hawaii's Big Island.

The eruptions that began May 3 in Leilani Estates, a rural neighborhood about 35 miles from Hilo, have destroyed 36 structures and forced evacuations of almost 2,000 people. "The eruption seems dramatic-and if you are on the ground near a fissure it certainly is-but the lava flows are still relatively small compared to most of the lava flow fields".

"Just a little while ago we had something that sounded like thunder", Hoyt said. She said the ashfall was localized. But ash could still present a problem for people with respiratory problems, and officials are monitoring the wind and weather patterns to predict where the ash from the volcano will go.

Geologists said the 4:15 a.m. (10:15 a.m. EDT) explosion was likely the first in a series of steam-driven blasts last seen in 1924, rather than "the big one" that nervous residents had feared as Kilauea was rocked by earthquakes in recent days.

Deadpool 2 film review: Dead amusing sequel for masked Marvel clown
When not cutting off the limbs of bad guys, he's riffing on the movie itself or taking down his comic-book brethren a few pegs. " Deadpool 2 " was bound to be a letdown - there's no way it could equal the freshness and irreverence of the 2016 original.

Sara Ramirez Won't Return for Arizona's 'Grey's Anatomy' Exit
Earlier in the hour, we learn that Callie is no longer with Penny, so Callie and Arizona are both single and reuniting in NY . The episode ends with a triple dose of "I do's": In addition to April and Matthew, Alex and Jo are aptly married by Meredith.

N.Korea casts doubt on Trump summit
Pyongyang also raised hopes ahead of the USA summit by announcing it will destroy its nuclear testing site next week. The State Department refuted the allegations that these exercises are provocative in nature.

It was not the big blast scientists have been warning could come from the crater any time, and that threat - of an explosion that could produce flying boulders the size of cows - remained unchanged late Thursday. This generated an impressive ash plume that looks like thick rain.

One man and his pregnant wife said they and their toddler had just moved to the island from Seattle when the volcano erupted.

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky.

Houghton says that it may be hard to know when it is safe for people to return to evacuated areas.

All that magma flowing from the summit through the underground plumbing to the newly opened fissures caused the lava lake atop Kilauea to drop. Additional ash emissions are expected as the summit area remains unsettled.

Ash emissions from the summit at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano decreased, prompting the cancellation Wednesday of an ash fall advisory. "So a big event that got people's attention but not with widespread impacts", Michelle Coombes said.

Related News:



Most liked

Pretty Much Everything About the HTC U12+ Just Leaked
Inside, the HTC U12 + is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage . Blass followed up by tweeting the HTC U12+'s spec sheet , outlining nearly every detail about the upcoming device.

First Pic! Alec & Hilaria Baldwin Welcome Baby #4
The actor also has a 22-year-old daughter, Ireland , from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger . Fans rushed to congratulate the new parents, commenting on the posts to send their messages.

Thousands line parade route as Manchester City celebrate Premier League title success
Brought in from Roma for a fee of €42m, Salah has played a massive role in Liverpool's impressive performance this season. Manchester City reach 100 points! He has scored in 24 separate Premier League games this season, also a record.

EU To Trump: Stop Threatening Us With Tariffs
Tel Aviv has been eyes and ears and not Europe in making Trump frame his mind about Iran as the non-trustworthy country. In the meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he hoped Iran would stay in the agreement.

Kim Kardashian and Appetite-Suppressing Lollipops: An Intense Saga
Kim Kardashian West took to Instagram to share the most adorable pics of North and Saint taking a bath together. She has put hard work into her body and her brand to get her to where she is.

Nikki Bella On Her Future With John Cena, His Recent Comments & More
It's really hard when you're filming a reality show, and my sister and I were always the type of people who were open books. On Wednesday, Bella reacted to Cena professing his love to her on the same show just days earlier.

Zuckerberg to meet European Union officials _ dodging public grilling
Zuckerberg's trip across the pond to visit Europe comes ahead of the implementation of the EU's data protection regulation . Tajani added that Zuckerberg said he will come to Brussels to testify "as soon as possible", potentially within a week.

No Man's Sky Coming To Xbox One July 24
Xbox One players can expect No Man's Sky and its major expansion, NEXT, from 24 July. Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies.

Yanny or Laurel? President Trump hears 'Covfefe'
In the video, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked for her response to reports saying she hears " Laurel ". Outside noise can contribute to whether a person would hear Yanny or Laurel , as well as how your brain compartmentalizes sound.

PayPal Buys Payments Startup iZettle for $2.2 Billion
PayPal, based in San Jose, California, says Stockholm-based iZettle is on pace to process about $6 billion in payments this year. The tie-up with iZettle will increase PayPal's capacity with firms with physical retail operations.

Moto G6 with Custom ZUI Skin Launched as Moto 1S in China
Aart from the dual camera, the Moto 1s also features 5.7-inch FHD+ display and Snapdragon 450 processor. In addition to 4G LTE, the Moto 1s includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS including USB Type-C port.

DMK Prez Stalin questions PM Modi over Karnataka govt formation
Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to Yeddyurappa at 9 a.m.at the Raj Bhavan amid tight security. Venugopal said: "we don't know what happened in exchanges between Governor and Yeddyurappa, or what he has said in his letter".

NASA's CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Duo
InSight's observations should help researchers better understand how rocky planets form and evolve, NASA officials have said. Later this month, the pair of tiny satellites will attempt the first trajectory correction maneuvers ever done by a CubeSat.

Congress Murdered Democracy By Making Opportunist Offer To JDS: Amit Shah
BJP leaders have also taken Governor appointment stating that they will form the government as they have secured highest seats. In case of a hung assembly, governor has to call all the parties staking claim to prove their majority in the House.

VIRAL: What do you hear... Yanny or Laurel?
Sharing of the clip really took off Tuesday after a Twitter post from a self-described YouTube "influencer" named Cloe Feldman. What do you hear?! "But not only that, the brains themselves can be wired very differently to interpret speech", he says.