Hawaii goes on Red Alert saying Major Eruption of Kilauea imminent (Major Explosive Eruption now ongoing)

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Binman4OSU

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For the last 10 days Kilauea had opened up 20 lava fissures in neighbor hoods that had forced residents to be evacuated from the fissures area and dozens of homes were burned.

However, the situation was upgraded to a red alert for an imminent major eruption yesterday from the USGS as the volcano drastically changed.

Smoke and Ash plums are now reaching 12,000 ft into the air
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oks10

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For the last 10 days Kilauea had opened up 20 lava fissures in neighbor hoods that had forced residents to be evacuated from the fissures area and dozens of homes were burned.

However, the situation was upgraded to a red alert for an imminent major eruption yesterday from the USGS as the volcano drastically changed.

Smoke and Ash plums are now reaching 12,000 ft into the air
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They look like Oklahomans in May...
 

Binman4OSU

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This wasn't already a major eruption?
Not until yesterday...it is the most active volcano on Earth so the events so far haven't been out of the scope of possibility.....however now the USGS is expecting an explosive eruption to occur which hasn't happened since 1924 at Kileuea It happens when the lava hits the water table and creates steam pressure to build and explode...launching car sized bolders and gobs of lava weighing in excess of 100+lbs into the air

The last explosive eruption of Kileuea threw bolders, ash, debris etc over an 18 mile radius of the island
 

Binman4OSU

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OPRAH VOICE: You get a microwave and you get a microwave, and you get a microwave!!
Right? I have no clue how the National Weather Service came to the conclusion to compare rocks in eruptions to kitchen appliances for sizing...but here we are. Kinda like how the NWS compares hail size to coins and sports equipment for Oklahoma
 

sc5mu93

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Right? I have no clue how the National Weather Service came to the conclusion to compare rocks in eruptions to kitchen appliances for sizing...but here we are. Kinda like how the NWS compares hail size to coins and sports equipment for Oklahoma
If we get to"cars" I can at least use a gif.