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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
PAHOA — Whether spewing from the ground in red plumes or crawling in a fiery blob across neighborhoods, lava from the Kilauea volcano has produced the most arresting images of the recent eruption. But not all lava is created equal, and the differences could offer hints about the volcano’s behavior.
An explosive eruption at Kilauea’s summit — the largest of three this week — ejected ash as high as 30,000 feet above sea level Thursday morning, but had minimal impact on the ground.
A new lava fissure opened Thursday in Leilani Estates after a day of heavy air pollution in Pahoa and other parts of lower Puna that prompted closures of schools and a post office.
— As a child, it was baseball—playing it as often as possible and cheering on his favorite teams. These days, it’s snowboarding, gracefully whooshing down snowy slopes, his board and body moving as one.
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono on Thursday secured passage in the Senate of the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System Act.
The current volcanic activity in lower Puna and at the summit of Kilauea volcano can take a mental toll on those who are impacted, including children.
The explosion early Thursday morning of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, which sent a volcanic ash cloud 30,000 feet high and deposited a light layer of ash on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and surrounding areas, reminded two displaced Leilani Estates residents of an event that took place 38 years ago today — the violent explosion of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, which killed 57 people directly and caused more than $1 billion in damage.
Another fissure has opened in Leilani Estates, bringing the total number of confirmed vents to 21.
A brief look at news from throughout the state.
The National Weather Service withdrew its ash advisory following an explosive event at Kilauea’s summit Thursday morning.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports an explosive eruption occurred at Kilauea’s summit at 4:17 a.m. this morning.