Sunday, 20 May, 2018

USGS: Potential for Explosive Volcanic Eruption Rises on Hawaii's Big Island

Volcanic gases new fissures prompt evacuation of stragglers in Hawaii Concerns over road cracks prompt mandatory evacuations southwest of Leilani Estates
Charlie Simmons | 10 May, 2018, 14:26

Emergency teams donned breathing equipment and protective clothing to evacuate residents who stayed behind to care for pets and livestock.

The earthquakes, including a powerful magnitude 6.9 tremor on May 4 - the strongest in Hawaii since 1975 - were produced by the enormous pressure being exerted miles (km) beneath the surface on fault lines around the volcano from the massive intrusion of magma underground.

Kilauea, Hawaii's most active volcano, erupted last week and a powerful quake shook the crater the next day.

"It would be "very, very hazardous" if a volcanic vent were to open under the facility where the fuel is stored, the governor said".

Officials have warned of unsafe levels of sulfur dioxide gas.

The risk of explosions is the latest possibility in a chain of events that began April 30 with the collapse of a lava-filled crater 12 miles east of the summit.

An ash column rises from the Overlook crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, US, May 9, 2018.

It may also send pebbles shooting into the air several miles (kilometers) away.

More news: Toure heaps praise on Sheik Mansour after final Man City home game
More news: Ridgefield High School Ranked #5 In Connecticut
More news: "'Put your money where your mouth is", Winklevoss twin tells Bill Gates

The residents of Lanipuna Gardens and Leilani Estates were ordered to immediately evacuate, with police in Leilani Estates going door-to-door on Tuesday to persuade the remaining residents to flee the precarious neighborhood. The evacuees have been provided shelter at two community centers near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. The residents of the Lanipuna Gardens subdivision, which were also evacuated, are prohibited from accessing their homes due to unsafe volcanic gases.

Images taken from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) onboard NASA's Terra satellite picked up these new fissures, showing vegetation and old lava flows with hot spots that were detected by Aster's thermal infrared bands, indicating the newly formed fissures and new lava flow. Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, where Kilauea is located, remains open to tourists, albeit with some restrictions.

"I'm in the safest part in the subdivision". Shortly after our leaving it stopped, never reaching our home. I'm not a dumb-dumb. "I walked out onto my deck and I heard this sound, it sounded like whoosh, whoosh", said Northway.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, told evacuees he has called the White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to tell officials that he believes the state will need help to deal with the volcano.

"The southeasterly flow of air may be enough to allow pollutants, including low levels of sulfur dioxide from the erupting Kilauea vents, to spread northwestward across the smaller islands including Maui, Lanai, Molokai and perhaps Oahu, according to AccuWeather".

She says the lava produces numerous gases as it tumbles through the landscape.

The agency reported that 104 acres are now covered in lava and a total of 36 structures had been destroyed.

Recommended

  • The first Players Championship pairing reveal is juicy

    The first Players Championship pairing reveal is juicy

    One year they were in the locker room at the Byron Nelson Classic when Mickelson challenged Woods to anything at their disposal. Although Woods' accomplishments are the stuff of legend, he and Mickelson crossed paths rarely in those prime years.
    Seventh miner rescued 4, at Poland after natural disaster

    Seventh miner rescued 4, at Poland after natural disaster

    Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited the hospitalized miners Saturday night and met with their families. An ambulance arrives in southern Poland following a quake at the Zofiowka coal mind in Jastrzebie-Zdroj.
    Rihanna's Met Gala Style Through The Years

    Rihanna's Met Gala Style Through The Years

    She strutted the red carpet this time wearing a trouser suit and entirely ditching the traditional long dress. With one of the three 2018 Met Gala hosts being Rihanna , you can definitely expect it to be off the hook.
  • China trade talks to continue in DC

    China trade talks to continue in DC

    China responded with threats of US exports to China in an equal amount and targeting industries that may cause the most impact. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He was involved in the Beijing-based trade talks with the USA trade delegation.
    Apple 'to launch triple-camera iPhone next year'

    Apple 'to launch triple-camera iPhone next year'

    Previously, Chinese smartphone manufacturer had introduced the three camera setup on its flagship P20 Pro . A new rumor claims that Apple is planning to bring the same camera technology to its future iPhones .
    Spot Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a Reading bus

    Spot Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a Reading bus

    Meghan Markle's father will walk her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry later this month. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can now be seen smiling across buses travelling around Berkshire.
  • The Players Championship 2018: Preview, predictions and picks

    The Players Championship 2018: Preview, predictions and picks

    However he posted top-10 finishes in 2014, 2015 and 2016 before a distant share of 35th last season, when he was battling a rib injury.
    Bodies Recovered after Dam Burst in Kenya

    Bodies Recovered after Dam Burst in Kenya

    The burst happened in Solai, Nakuru county, 190 kilometres north-west of the capital, Nairobi , late on Wednesday (local time). The government said on Wednesday that the rain had killed 132 people and displaced 222,456 others in 32 counties since March.
    Saudi Arabia Says It Will Build Nuclear Bomb if Iran Does

    Saudi Arabia Says It Will Build Nuclear Bomb if Iran Does

    While Gulf petro-states stand to benefit from a rise in prices, the USA move could mean new fissures in the region. But the USA sanctions on Iran , assuming they are effective, mark the end of the current output agreement.
  • Warriors Playoff Scouting Report: Houston Rockets Guards

    Warriors Playoff Scouting Report: Houston Rockets Guards

    They became just the 21st squad in National Basketball Association history to win that many games. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 28 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in the win.
    Police Name Victims In Brookeville Triple Shooting

    Police Name Victims In Brookeville Triple Shooting

    He did not detail what those contacts were, but said police plan to provide more information about them in the future. Police say the suspect is known to them, but they can not confirm if the shooting was domestic related.
    National Basketball Association  play-offs: Cavaliers beat Raptors to reach Eastern Conference finals

    National Basketball Association play-offs: Cavaliers beat Raptors to reach Eastern Conference finals

    Smith, Jeff Green , and George Hill each averaged double-digit points per game while shooting efficiently in the second round. Toronto's game plan, in their third annual clash with King James and the Cavaliers , went something like this.

Chelsea future out of Antonio Conte's hands Chelsea future out of Antonio Conte's hands One month ago, it was impossible to imagine we could fight for a place in the Champions League. We know our opponents have more individual quality so you have to find a solution.

Warren Buffett: Bitcoin is "Rat Poison Squared" Warren Buffett: Bitcoin is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought another 75 million shares of Apple , the billionaire said Thursday. It should be noted that Bill Gates has already changed his attitude to crypto-currencies several times.

California Mandates Solar Panels on New Homes California Mandates Solar Panels on New Homes It goes into effect January 1, 2020, and includes all condominiums and apartment buildings up to three stories high. The commission projects that home energy savings will total about $16,251 over the span of 30 years. "I like solar.

Indian fraudsters ridiculed after being paraded in 'space suits' Indian fraudsters ridiculed after being paraded in 'space suits' Virender Mohan Brar also told the complainant that they would pay Rs 10 crore immediately as token money if the test found OK. He further came to know that he had been cheated and the so-called scientists are members of the racket, the police said.

New York Yankees to play games in London New York Yankees to play games in London If this were old school baseball, there's a pretty good chance a Red Sox player might get plunked this series as a retaliation for Joe Kelly nailing Tyler Austin .

Armenia parliament picks opposition leader as PM Armenia parliament picks opposition leader as PM Fighting periodically breaks out between those forces and Azerbaijani troops stationed on the other side of a demilitarized zone. In the event of the parliament's rejection of the action plan, the elected PM resigns and new elections of PM take place.

As Punjab lock horns with Rajasthan, when and where to watch As Punjab lock horns with Rajasthan, when and where to watch The urge to cash in on the PowerPlay overs forced Karun Nair to tread a risky path and his mistimed slog ended in Unadkat's hands. Three wickets in the final over meant Rajasthan finished at least 10 runs short.

Donald Trump calls Xi Jinping for trade result that 'benefits American businesses' Donald Trump calls Xi Jinping for trade result that 'benefits American businesses' The Chinese foreign ministry would not confirm or deny that a North Korean official had visited the country. President Donald Trump . "I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China", he tweeted.

Nintendo Says No to Switch Virtual Console, But Outlines Online Service Nintendo Says No to Switch Virtual Console, But Outlines Online Service Paid membership to the Nintendo Switch Online service will be required when users want to play online starting this September . So, while the games are only available for subscribers, players don't need to play them online... or be connected online.

Destiny 2: Warmind Brings New Maps, End-Game Content, & Ranked Play Destiny 2: Warmind Brings New Maps, End-Game Content, & Ranked Play Right now, the Destiny 2 backend servers are down for maintenance, according to developer Bungie. Destiny 2 Warmind DLC features a brand new story that takes place on the polar ice caps of Mars.

Baker Mayfield Struggled Doing This During Browns' Minicamp Baker Mayfield Struggled Doing This During Browns' Minicamp The rookies were forced to practice in the fieldhouse on May 4 because of rain and the threat of thunderstorms. Taylor was acquired by Sashi Brown in one of his first acts as the Browns vice president of player personnel.

'US Embassy' Road Signs Installed in Jerusalem 'US Embassy' Road Signs Installed in Jerusalem Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump , and son-in-law, Jared Kushner , who serve as advisers to the president, will also attend. If Trump attended the ceremony, it might have amplified protests that are expected to break out around the opening.

Childish Gambino music video 'This Is America' causing social media stir Childish Gambino music video 'This Is America' causing social media stir The visual served the palpable reality of being black in America, with gun violence and police brutality as the focal point. The accompanying music video for the more serious " This Is America " dropped online shortly before the episode aired.

Parliamentary elections in Lebanon: Hizballah expects to win Parliamentary elections in Lebanon: Hizballah expects to win Official results are expected to be announced by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk later on Monday, although no time has been set. And the Lebanese Forces party of former warlord Samir Geagea were set to score significant gains, with a projected 15 seats.

Woman bets $18 on Kentucky Derby, wins $1.2 million Woman bets $18 on Kentucky Derby, wins $1.2 million Baffert has been continually asked to compare Justify to American Pharoah , who won the Triple Crown three years ago. The next race in the Triple Crown series is May 19 - the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.