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    Default Hawaii's Volcano Kilauea spews out 'ballistic blocks'

    A Hawaiian volcano is blasting out "ballistic blocks" the size of kitchen appliances and the authorities are warning it could get worse.

    Mount Kilauea erupted almost two weeks ago, with lava destroying dozens of homes and forcing hundreds of people to be evacuated.
    An ash plume rising up to two miles (more than 3,000m) prompted officials to warn pilots to avoid the area.

    Quakes as strong as magnitude 4.4 have been felt on the largest island.

    The floor of the volcano's caldera (the bowl where lava erupts) is deflating, causing stress at the volcano's base.

    This is causing earthquakes and new fissures to open in the ground, and creating the risk of new, highly explosive steam-powered eruptions as the magma meets underground water.
    More at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44152515

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    Where's Moana and Maui when you need them?
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    Looks like the apocalypse.
    I've walked for miles inside this pit of danger, a place where no one follows me, I walk alone.

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    https://www.si.com/golf/2018/05/16/h...course-volcano

    Quiet please, am trying to tee off...

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    Eruption is getting bigger: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44159856

    An explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has sent ash 30,000ft (9,100km) into the sky.

    The US Geological Survey says the eruption took place at 04:15 local time (14:15 GMT).

    Staff at the volcano observatory and the national park had been previously evacuated.

    Since a new zone of Mount Kilauea began erupting almost two weeks ago, lava has wrecked dozens of homes and forced hundreds of people to be evacuated.

    A red aviation code had already been issued - warning pilots to avoid the potentially damaging ash cloud.

    The USGS had warned that an explosive eruption at Kilauea was becoming more likely as the volcano's lava lake was lowering.

    This increases the risk of highly explosive steam-powered eruptions as the magma meets underground water.

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    Hawaii volcano: Man hit by lava in first serious Kilauea injury

    The first serious injury has been reported as Hawaii continues to grapple with weeks of volcanic eruptions and lava flow.

    The injured man was sitting on a balcony at his home when "lava spatter" - projectile molten rock - landed on him.

    "It hit him on the shin and shattered everything there down on his leg," a spokeswoman for the county mayor said.

    Lava spatters can weigh "as much a refrigerator", she told Reuters.

    The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted at the beginning of May, and the situation for residents has steadily been worsening.

    On Saturday, a key coastal road used as the main escape route for residents was in danger of being cut off, which could hamper evacuations.
    More at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44187836
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    Hawaii has always been a hot tourist destination.

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    lol

    the guy talking in the youtube vid sounds like something from southpark.

    /tinfoihattery

    that baba vanga lady said yellow stone national park is going to explode during trumps term, hope not, that would be seriously catastrophic. maybe she was just seeing this. or this is a precursor for that, some weird stuff going on down below?!

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