Don't toast marshmallows over erupting Hawaii volcano

Lava reaches area of geothermal power station in Hawaii

Lava reaches area of geothermal power station in Hawaii

More people have been forced to evacuate as the U.S. state deals with the eruption cycle.

The most active of the five volcanoes that form the islands of Hawaii, Kilauea has been erupting almost continuously since 1983.

"Hawaii County Civil Defense made a decision to evacuate all of lower Puna to ensure that people would be able to get out", Stovall said. A total of 341 people were gathered at three Puna emergency shelters this morning, but many of those residents were evacuated from Leilani Estates and other parts of Puna earlier in the month.

Lava crossed Highway 132, which connects the commercial center with smaller towns and farms in the area, authorities said Tuesday. A highly active fissure was feeding the flow and "fountaining".

Lava s'mores aren't such a hot idea.

As the Guardian reports, the Marshall Islands are now covered in a haze of volcanic smog (called vog for short) which is hampering visibility and could cause problems for those with respiratory issues.

The USGS responded, politely asking that people not try this culinary stunt due to the awful taste and chance of a "spectacular reaction".

Lava from the Kilauea volcano advances slowly through a property in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Pahoa, Hawaii, May 25, 2018.


Hawaii County said Tuesday the lava destroyed the local electric utility's equipment on the highway.

Those in Kapoho Beach Lots, Vacationland and Waa Waa were being advised to evacuate, the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency said.

The unsafe fibers - named after Hawaiian fire and volcano goddess Pele - are produced when lava splatter droplets cools rapidly in the air and can cause skin and eye irritation similar to volcanic ash.

While eruptions continue at the main crater, Kilauea's lava flows have also proven extremely unsafe for bystanders and residents who refused to evacuate.

Lava also has covered two wells at a geothermal plant.

Kilauea in the USA state of Hawaii is one of the world's most active volcanoes and it has been very active in recent weeks.

The occurrence of new lava vents, or fissures, now numbering about two dozen, have been accompanied by flurries of earthquakes and intermittent eruptions from the summit crater. They hope the roadway will provide an alternative escape route if lava cuts off more roads to the north. The strands can cause irritation and respiratory problems when it comes in contact with people. The glass was named for the Hawaiian goddess of fire.

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