Hawaii residents told to prepare for the worst as volcanic activity yet to peak – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
September 19, 2018

Hawaii residents told to prepare for the worst as volcanic activity yet to peak

Residents of the Pacific island of Hawaii have been informed to prepare for the worst, as volcanic activity in the area has yet to reach its peak.

A number of homes have already been destroyed, and almost 1,900 people had to be evacuated in the aftermath of Mount Kilauea’s eruption.

Scientists have warned that a lava pool formed at the mount’s summit is slowly seeping downwards, where it will eventually drip into the molten magma running underneath the volcano. This might cause the super-heated lava to burst back into the surface in fast-flowing rivers that may cause major devastation around the island.

President Donald Trump has declared the island a disaster zone.

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