Hawaii lava crosses key highway, destroys utility poles

Hawaii lava crosses key highway, destroys utility poles

Hawaii lava crosses key highway, destroys utility poles

Residents have complained of health hazards from emissions from the plant since it went online in 1989 and PGV has been the target of lawsuits challenging its location on the flank of one of the world's most active volcanoes.

So far it has destroyed 71 homes and forced the evacuation of around 2000.

Officials ordered immediate evacuations Wednesday in an area overwhelmed by fast-moving lava from fissures caused by Hawaii's Mount Kilauea volcano.

The lava flow also covered a section of Highway 132 on the Big Island, making it harder for residents still in the area to evacuate.

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.

Talmadge Magno, with Hawaii County Civil Defense, addressed the shooting on Wednesday saying that tensions were high in the neighborhood, where 75 homes have already been destroyed.

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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?"

A new fissure has opened, bringing the total number of cracks spouting lava to 24 since the volcano began erupting on May 3, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said. Furthermore, if sulfuric acid is added to sugar, USGS officials say there would be a "pretty spectacular reaction". Authorities on Tuesday advised residents to minimize exposure to avoid irritation to skin and eyes and breathing problems. The haze, a phenomenon known as "vog" or volcanic smog, "is spreading across Micronesia", the US National Weather Service based in Guam said.

Persons remaining in the mandatory evacuation area beyond the effective date and time of this Order do so at their own risk with the knowledge that emergency responders may not respond. The biggest impacts might be vog, but that has been a persistent issue on the island for decades. He showed a video of his property engulfed by smoldering black lava.

But he emphasized that Kilauea is affecting only 10 square miles of the Big Island, which has an area of more than 4,000 square miles. That was my house right there.

Hawaii County Civil Defense closed the highway on Tuesday morning between Lava Tree State Park and Four Corners as a lava flow advanced.

Earlier this month, Gebbie, a carpenter, told CNN he had lived in the community for more than a decade and built his home himself over the past three years.

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