Thursday, 23 May, 2019

How NASA Tech Is Helping Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Response

Man hit by flying molten rock hospitalized How NASA Tech Is Helping Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Response
Emmett Howard | 24 May, 2018, 02:56

Footage shows ash clouds shooting from the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater and thermal cameras of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater where the lava lake has been decreasing - a volcanic cone in the eastern rift zone of the Kilauea volcano of the Hawaiian Islands.

'"That didn't just happen" was my first thought, ' he told CNN from his hospital bed on Tuesday. "That was just incredibly powerful and hot".

The U.S. Geological Survey said sulfur dioxide emissions from the volcano have more than doubled since the current eruption began.

Hawaii governor David Ige said ten wells were "quenched", which cools them with enough cold water to counter the pressure of volcanic steam coming from below. Officials announced the incident with few details, identifying Clinton only as a homeowner on Noni Farms Road who had shattered his leg from his shin to his foot when lava spatter struck him.

Lava spatters "can weigh as much as a refrigerator, and even small pieces of spatter can kill", the spokeswoman told Reuters.

At least 47 homes and other structures have been destroyed by almost two dozen fissures in the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens, and a man was seriously injured on Saturday by flying lava.

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"Its nearly like catching a football", Clinton told CNN, who interviewed him on Friday, before he was hit by a lava bomb. I can't believe they put it back together. Clinton seemed in good spirits Tuesday, wiggling his toes and joking about how there would be less traffic when he returned home. 'I landed on a sofa chair that was on fire from the lava exploding. and then my foot fell off my leg so it was like a hinge'.

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is still gushing lava, weeks after violent eruptions first began. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

Leilani Estates, a neighborhood on the Big Island, is overwhelmed by a river of molten misery.

White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano continue to pour into the ocean.

Civil defense notices cautioned motorists, boaters and beachgoers to beware of caustic plumes of "laze" formed from two streams of hot lava pouring into the sea after cutting across Highway 137 on the south coast of Hawaii's Big Island late on Saturday and early Sunday.

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