Hawaii: Kilauea eruption forces residents to seek shelter

Hawaii: Kilauea eruption forces residents to seek shelter

Authorities warned residents on Hawaii’s Big Island to take cover following an explosive volcanic eruption that sent ash shooting 9,000 metres into the sky.

The Mount Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit before dawn on Thursday at around 4am local time (14:00 GMT), the US Geological Survey said in a statement.

At any time activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent,” USGS said.

Hawaii’s Civil Defence Agency warned the ash plume would likely “cover the surrounding area” and advised the i

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