Hawaii’s volcanologists got it right.
Although Hawaii’s volcanoes rarely erupt explosively, a perfect stage had been set for such an eruption to occur this week, and it did. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted explosively at 4:15 a.m. Hawaii time on Thursday morning.
An imposing ash cloud reached 30,000 feet into the sky, presenting danger to aircraft and potential respiratory issues for islanders, depending on where the ash lands.
There have been no reported deaths or injuries from the explosion. Read more…