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Rabu, 23 Desember 2020

Lava lake forms as Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupts - PerthNow

Lava is rising more than one metre per hour in the deep crater of a Hawaii volcano that began erupting over the weekend after a two-year break.

Kilauea volcano within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island was gushing molten rock from at least two vents inside its summit crater, the US Geological Survey said.

A lava lake has formed, rising about 135 metres from the bottom of the crater.

Since the eruption began on Sunday night, Kilauea has spewed some 10 million cubic metres of lava, enough to cover 13 hectares.

Lava flows within the Halemaâumaâu crater of the Kilauea volcano.
Camera IconLava flows within the Halemaâumaâu crater of the Kilauea volcano. Credit: AP

The lava has been contained inside the deep crater.

It isn’t threatening to get close to people or cover property, like when Kilauea erupted from vents in the middle of a residential neighbourhood in 2018 and destroyed more than 700 homes.

Still, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has warned residents to beware of potentially high levels of volcanic gas, rockfalls and explosions.

When erupting, Kilauea tends to spew large volumes of sulfur dioxide, which forms volcanic smog, or vog, when it mixes with oxygen, sunlight and other gases in the air.

An active fissure is seen in the crater of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.
Camera IconAn active fissure is seen in the crater of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. Credit: AP

The state Department of Health warned residents to reduce their outdoor activities if they encounter volcanic smog conditions.

Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, having erupted some 50 times in the last century.

Between 1983 and 2018, it erupted almost continuously. It had a lava lake in its crater for the last decade of that eruption.

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