Hawaiians near volcano warned not to roast marshmallows in lava

Hawaiians near volcano warned not to roast marshmallows in lava

"Erm.we're going to have to say no, that's not safe".

A woman who watched her home burn up by lava is now staying in Fort Myers.

Highway 132 connects the commercial center of Pahoa with smaller towns and farms in the area.

Volcanic gas emissions remain high from the fissure eruptions, scientists said.

Early Wednesday morning Fissure 8 fueled a river of lava that moved at an accelerated pace down Highway 132, traveling nearly a half-mile in 80 minutes, the Civil Defense Agency said.

A lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano that damaged a geothermal power station has stalled, as have lava fountains gushing 100 feet (30 meters) into the air, offering momentary relief to an area under siege for 25 days, officials said on Monday.

Tuesday afternoon, following weeks of evacuations and unsafe flowing lava, residents in Leilani Estates got another scare when gunshots were fired shortly after noon.

This flow is fed by continued strong fountaining from Fissure 8.

Twitter user Jay Furr got in touch with the USGS volcano crew to ask the pressing question, "Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents?"

Hawaii County's civil defence agency said that lava was quickly approaching Highway 132, prompting the closure from Lava Tree State Park to Four Corners on Tuesday. As lava rushed past the property, a USGS crew that was flying the drone used the aircraft to lead rescue teams to the stranded person.

This activity is one of the worst we have seen since Kilauea began the serious eruption.

Violence Erupts in Leilani Estates The victim, a 32-year-old man from Leilani Estates, told police that... When it was clear that the flows would potentially block escape routes, the survey team contact emergency managers so they could warn citizens.

All work to restore electricity service to areas that lost power due to lava will be performed after a damage assessment is complete, Hawai'i Electric Light Co. officials said.

The USGS reported the fiery springs have caused sharp, thin strands of volcanic glass fibers called "Pele's hair" to fall from the sky throughout the Leilani Estates and Pahoa region.

As the Guardian reports, the Marshall Islands are now covered in a haze of volcanic smog (called vog for short) which is hampering visibility and could cause problems for those with respiratory issues.

Nevertheless, some ash and fumes have been spouted high enough into the atmosphere to be carried far over the Pacific Ocean, with observers in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Guam detecting traces of vog - a hazy mix of sulfur dioxide, aerosols, moisture and fine particles, Birchard said.

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