Kilauea shooting lava 180ft into air and showing no sign of stopping
Jun 21, 2018 | 0 |
Hawaii’s relentless Kilauea volcano is spitting deadly lava up to 180ft into the air six weeks since the monster first began its terrifying eruption sparking fears the devastation is far from over. In the latest update from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the organization which has been monitoring the beast since its very first explosion on May 3, warned blistering lava has been seen shooting out of the volcano reaching heights of 180ft as Big Island remains on red alert.
The eruption shows no sign of stopping with USGS warning: “The eruption in the lower East Rift Zone continues with little change.” Lava is currently spilling out of Kilauea’s Fissure 8 and pooling towards the ocean where the combination of blistering heat from the lava and the cool water creates laze, a toxic phenomenon containing hydrochloric acid that when it comes into contact with skin causes severe rashes and blindness in eyes