Hawaiian Authorities Work to Protect Power Plant From Lava Flow

23 May, 2018, 20:06 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Lava surges out of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure flows past trees downed by lava towards the Pacific Ocean, on Hawaii's Big Island, on May 21, 2018.

Geologists say that the Kilauea explosion is significant and especially unsafe because both the summit and a series of fissures on its side are exploding simultaneously. The explosions can also build a small cone, similar to regular volcanic cinder cones. Laze, a word combination of lava and haze, contains hydrochloric acid steam along with volcanic glass particles.

On Saturday and Sunday, two separate streams of lava ran into the sea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), severing Highway 137, which runs along the south east coast of Hawaii's Big Island.

Over the past several days, lava has erupted up to 300 feet in the air in some areas, while lava flows reached the ocean over the weekend.

Hawaii County civil defense officials say lava from an active fissure has destroyed an old warehouse that was used in early research and development at the Puna Geothermal plant.

Hawaiian authorities scrambled Tuesday to protect a major power plant from approaching lava, in the latest threat from renewed eruption of the Big Island's Kilauea volcano almost three weeks ago.

Puna Geothermal, owned by Nevada's Ormat Technologies, was shut down shortly after Kilauea began spewing lava on May 3.

Battlefield 5 reveal rumors: WWII setting, battle royale and more
In addition to War Stories, Battlefield 5 is also said to offer "new modes and experiences" along with "gameplay changes". With a time period spanning 6 years, it's unclear what year exactly Battlefield V will be set during.


Death toll in DR Congo Ebola outbreak now at 27
Congo President Joseph Kabila and his Cabinet agreed Saturday to increase funds for the Ebola emergency to more than $4 million. More than 7500 doses are available in Congo, WHO said on Monday, and another 8000 doses will be available in the coming days.


ZTE could face fresh US$1.3b fine, Trump says
Trump suggested himself that Xi was pulling strings in Pyongyang to put pressure on USA trade negotiators. Some of his loyalists led by former chief strategist Steven Bannon criticized the deal as a capitulation.


Jack Jones, visiting from Madison, takes pictures at a country club in Volcano, Hawaii as a huge ash plume rises from the summit of Kiluaea volcanoGabor Kovacs, visiting from Hungary, watches as lava flows into the ocean, generating plumes of steam, near Pahoa, HawaiiLava explodes above a tree on Kilauea volcano near Pahoa. Workers have also managed to remove 60,000 gallons (227,124 litres) of pentane, a highly flammable and noxious liquid that's used at the plant. About two-thirds of Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park closed May 11, right around the start of the summer tourist season - and it remains closed, likely deterring a substantial chunk of the park's more than 2 million annual visitors.

On Tuesday, Kilauea sent an ash plume thousands of feet into the sky, creating more havoc on the Big Island.

Since Kilauea's massive eruption, rivers of fire have swallowed at least 40 structures, hurled lava through cracks in the earth's surface and devastated livelihoods.

"Our foremost concern is for the residents in the affected communities".

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is still gushing lava, weeks after violent eruptions first began.

Kilauea volcano has destroyed almost 50 structures and forced more than 2,000 evacuations since its eruption began on May 3.

On Monday, lava entered and then stalled on the property of a geothermal plant near one of Kilauea's new volcanic vents.

Recommended:



Popular

RBSE 12th Result 2018 to be Announced Today at rajeduboard
The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) declared the Class 12th commerce stream result 2018 today (23 May) at 6.15 pm. The RBSE 12th Result 2018 will be declared today at 6:15 pm by the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE).

Amazon is working with law enforcement officials to deploy facial recognition technology
The technology was not a secret - Amazon had published details of its work with police on its AWS blog . Additionally, the letter highlights a lack of oversight of how technology like this is being used.

Tamil Nadu SSLC results out, 94.5% pass
At the time of the formal announcement of the result, the official website might be slow due to some technical glitches. Candidates can check their score by visiting the official website of Tamil Nadu state board; tnresults.nic.in.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth dies
Roth's fiction, regularly set in his birthplace of Newark in New Jersey, is known for its intensely autobiographical character. "Over the years, the subject has undergone as many complications and elaborations as the author's body of work".

Ryan Reynolds Teams With 'Deadpool' Writers and Michael Bay for Netflix Movie
Near the beginning of Deadpool 2 , the title character's girlfriend, Vanessa ( Morena Baccarin ), is murdered in front of him. But just in case it is, Ryan Reynolds and company chose to tie up a few loose ends with a post-credit scene for the ages.

Five men working on Tapi killed in Afghanistan
The blast was quickly condemned by President Ashraf Ghani, who praised the "brave" officers who dealt with it. The blast was so powerful that the majority of the casualties were passers-by outside the cleared area.

U.S. announces new sanctions against Venezuela
Mr Maduro has counted on the support of China and Russian Federation , which have provided billions of dollars in funding in recent years.

Sweden to send war pamphlet to 4.8 million households
The advice comes following months of global unrest amid the ongoing Syrian war and fears of a nuclear threat from North Korea. Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Sweden has accused Russian Federation of repeatedly violating its airspace.

Tesla's Model 3 Performance Model BEATS the BMW M3 - says Elon Musk
Only black and white interiors will be available initially because of a parts limitation, Musk said. The driving position is spot on and you have a choice of manual and PDK gearboxes.

Syrian regime says it has established full control over capital Damascus
The area is centered around the Al-Hajjar Al-Aswad district and the adjoining Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk. Russian Federation and Iran have been Assad's strongest backers and have joined the war on his side.