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Kilauea erupts, sending ash 30000 feet high

Kilauea erupts, sending ash 30000 feet high

Hawaii emergency officials urged area residents to shelter in place if possible, warning that driving conditions could be unsafe.

The ash would fall mostly within the park and the town of Volcano, about 5km from the summit.

The miles-high ashy plume is drifting northeast, and it isn't a loner.

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano sent ash six miles into the sky Thursday morning, the most powerful recent eruption from the trouble-making volcano, which has terrorized Hawaii's Big Island with lava, ash, and minor earthquakes for the past two weeks.

Residents as far away as Hilo, about 30 miles from Kilauea, were noticing the volcano's effects.

But geologists said the explosion at 4.15am (local time) was not particularly large and on a par with the last series of steam-driven blasts, which took place in 1924.

About 2,000 people living near the fissures spitting lava had already been evacuated.

Such eruptions, last seen almost a century ago, have been a looming threat since Kilauea erupted almost two weeks ago. Epic Lava tour operator John Tarson is an early riser and only learned about the eruption after receiving an alert on his phone.

As Ugalde watched from outside her house, she said the plume above the trees began to spread and moved over her home.

Hawaii County officials say the volcano on the Big Island exploded at 4:17 a.m.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an Explosive Eruption at Kilauea's Summit has occurred.

The explosion did not pose an immediate threat to people in the vicinity, scientists said Thursday, but Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey who was based at Kilauea from 2005 to 2015, warned of more activity.

The eruption could not only enshroud large areas of the Big Island in volcanic ash and smog but other Hawaiian Islands and potentially distant areas if the plume reaches up into the stratosphere and ash is carried by winds.

"I just went to Pahoa and it's a smoke-filled nightmare, the likes of which I've only imagined from reading about Pompeii", he said.

So far, 21 fissures have opened up in Puna, oozing lava rivers into the Leilani Estates.

USGS says since the 1980s, "eruptive activity has been continuous along the East Rift Zone" and the volcano ranks among the world's most active.

"Volcanic eruptions, like the one in Hawaii and the one earlier this month at Cleveland Volcano in Alaska, are vivid reminders of why it is so critical to have continuous and reliable monitoring systems", Murkowski said.

Officials have said they didn't expect the explosion to be deadly as long as people remained out of the closed national park. Mount St. Helens last rumbled to life in 2008, but a massive eruption in 1980 killed 57 people and blew ash over a dozen states.

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