Volcano Eruption in Hawaii

Carter Mehling, Writer

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Hawaii residents in Pahala are facing the highest volcanic activity alert after officials warned Tuesday that the Big Islands Kilauea volcano is growing more explosive as a massive ash cloud grows in the sky. The U.S Geographical Survey updated its previous eruption warning from “orange” to “red,” signifying that an eruption is forecasted to be imminent with the significant emission of ash into the atmosphere.    At any moment, activity has the ability to become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent. local officials told Fox News that the alert was issued just before 1:30 p.m. local time. Almost 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting 12 days ago. On Monday, another fissure spewing lava and unhealthy gas opened up, and a crack in the Earth that emerged a day earlier was sending molten rock on a slow run for the ocean, according to officials. The eruption destroyed about 12 homes that are located in the Leilani Estates subdivision on the Big Island. Image result for kilauea

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Volcano Eruption in Hawaii