Earth science

In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous, sending rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and launching lava skyward that caused the first major injury. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 1:06 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay...
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Lava erupts from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii Saturday, May 19, 2018. Two fissures that opened up in a rural Hawaii community have merged to produce faster and more fluid lava. Scientists say the characteristics of lava oozing from fissures in the ground has changed significantly as new magma mixes with decades-old stored lava. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 20, 2018 - 1:23 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury. Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has...
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A resident photographs toxic gases emitting from cracks in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Saturday, May 19, 2018. Two fissures that opened up in a rural Hawaii community have merged to produce faster and more fluid lava. Scientists say the characteristics of lava oozing from fissures in the ground has changed significantly as new magma mixes with decades-old stored lava.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 20, 2018 - 12:56 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — In the weeks since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting, dozens of homes have burned from oozing lava, people have fled their homes and plumes of steam from the summit have shot skyward, prompting officials to distribute face masks to protect against ash particles. Lava...
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Lava erupts in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Friday, May 18, 2018. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, glass and crystal into the air in its strongest eruption of sandlike ash in days. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 19, 2018 - 9:54 pm
VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hawaii County civil defense officials are warning residents that lava may cross a highway in the coming hours. Officials say a flow is less than a mile (kilometer) away from Highway 137 in the...
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U.S. Air National Guardsman John Linzmeier looks at cracks as toxic gases rise near by in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Friday, May 18, 2018. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, glass and crystal into the air in its strongest eruption of sandlike ash in days. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 19, 2018 - 12:11 am
VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Experts remained flummoxed Friday about when Hawaii's Kilauea volcano will calm down. The Big Island volcano exploded at its summit Thursday, sending ash and rocks thousands of feet into the sky. Scientists said the eruption was the most powerful in recent days, though it...
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U.S. Air National Guardsman John Linzmeier looks at cracks as toxic gases rise near by in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii Friday, May 18, 2018. Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, glass and crystal into the air in its strongest eruption of sandlike ash in days. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 18, 2018 - 10:51 pm
VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Experts remained flummoxed Friday about when Hawaii's Kilauea volcano will calm down. The Big Island volcano exploded at its summit Thursday, sending ash and rocks thousands of feet into the sky. Scientists said the eruption was the most powerful in recent days, though it...
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Volcanic activity from the Malama Ki and Leilani Estates neighborhoods glows in the distance from Hwy 137, Thursday, May 17, 2018, near Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
May 18, 2018 - 9:47 am
VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities handed out around 2,000 masks for protection as people living near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano braced for pulverized rock, glass and crystal to rain down after an explosive eruption at the peak's summit. Lindsey Magnani, her fiance Elroy Rodrigues and their two...
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Marie Brant, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., watches as ash rises from the summit crater of Kilauea volcano, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Volcano, Hawaii. Brant is on vacation in Hawaii. The volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted anew Thursday shortly after 4 a.m. with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
May 17, 2018 - 10:57 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A resident who lives several miles from the summit of a Hawaii volcano says ash fall from an explosive eruption hasn't been too bad. Joe Laceby lives in a town aptly called...
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This photo provided by U.S. Geological Survey shows the ash plume at the Kīlauea Volcano, taken from a Mauna Loa webcam on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Hawaii. The volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky. Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, confirmed the explosion on Thursday. It comes after more than a dozen fissures recently opened miles to the east of the crater and spewed lava into neighborhoods. (U.S. Geological Survey/HVO via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 7:17 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The U.S. Senate has passed legislation aimed at improving the country's volcano monitoring and early warning capabilities. The measure would strengthen existing volcano...
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This Thursday, May 17, 2018 image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a view of the ash plume resulting from an early morning explosion at Kilauea Volcano, in Hawaii. The volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky. Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, confirmed the explosion on Thursday. It comes after more than a dozen fissures recently opened miles to the east of the crater and spewed lava into neighborhoods. (U.S. Geological Survey/HVO via AP)
May 17, 2018 - 3:04 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The summit explosion of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano created booming sounds in the nearby town of Pahoa and resident Toby Hazel says she's had enough and is preparing to leave town...
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