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The People of Hawaii Are Facing a Growing and Ominous Threat

How bad could the volcanic activity get on the big island of Hawaii? Are lives at risk? How would people die if the volcano experienced a full and violent eruption?

The Threat to the Big Island Is Growing by the Moment

Hawaii’s Civil Defense Agency announced a 16th fissure had opened from the erupting Kilauea volcano early in the day Saturday, followed by an announcement at 7 PM local time of a 17th fissure. Both fissures were located in the lower East Rift Zone, east of the Puna Geothermal energy plant and northeast of homes in the Lanipuna Gardens subdivision. More on the geothermal threat later in this article.

The USGS has warned previously that boulders the size of refrigerators could be launched from the crater should another eruption take place.

The Kilauea volcano first erupted April 3, sending toxic gases into the Big Island’s atmosphere and eventually leading to more than a dozen cracks opening in the neighborhoods of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Even if the volanco does not fully explode people with respiratory issues are already suffering because of the great increase of pollutants in the air.

Nearly 2,000 people were evacuated from the neighborhoods last week. Many more evacuations are being contemplated

At least 35 structures, including two dozen homes, have been destroyed by encroaching molten lava. The lava is spewing out of enormous cracks in the ground, which are increasing by the moment, thus enhancing the danger. The lava has also enveloped homes and cars, by starting massive fires and encasing what was left in molten rock. This is what happend tothe  people at Pompeii.

An Increasing Threat: The Lava Table Is Falling

Most people would think that  shrinking lava table would mean the threat is diminishing. However, the opposite is true.

We see that now is that the level of lava inside the main crater of Kilauea, is falling. this is bad, very bad for the people of Hawaii because as lava levels fall inside the volcano, sea water from the long volcanic tunnels which lead to the ocean, allows the sea water to pour into these open cracks.  When that sea water reaches the main volcanic chamber and contacts the molten hot lava, the water will instantly boil into steam, and that is when very bad things will begin to happen.

Another complicating factors consists of the consideration that as the lava level has fallen, giant rocks, dirt and other debris from the volcano walls has broken off and fallen into the volcanoblocking the main crater.  Subsequently, the steam created from the ocean water flowing-in from lava tubes, could become trapped and build-up pressure.  Staggering levels of pressure will develop and eventally, the steam pressure build-up could cause the volcano to literally explode, hurling all the rocks, dirt and other material miles into the air.

The volcano could then eject “ballistic rocks” of lava up to several feet in diameter, as large as refrigators, stated the USGS.

By | 2018-05-14T05:08:12+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Featured, Main, United States|2 Comments

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  1. DAvid May 14, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Hilina Slump is ready to crack off, 300 METRE wave. Then if the canary islands break you could have a double tsunami. It isn’t beyond technology to facilitate the last bit of “cracking off” God’s speed all

  2. Tom Johnson May 15, 2018 at 3:24 am

    I think they know more than they are telling the people. What needs to be watched, and watched very closely, is if the ships in Pearl Harbor start to leave and leave quickly. Same goes for the Navy ships along the west coast and other ports where we are at.

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