KI­LAUEA VOL­CANO ERUPTS, SENDS ASH PLUME INTO SKY

Montreal Gazette - - WORLD -

Hawaii’s Ki­lauea vol­cano erupted anew be­fore dawn Thurs­day, shoot­ing a steely grey plume of ash from its sum­mit about 9,100 me­tres into the sky that be­gan raining down on a nearby town. The ex­plo­sion came shortly af­ter 4 a.m. fol­low­ing two weeks of vol­canic ac­tiv­ity that sent lava flows into neigh­bour­hoods and de­stroyed at least 26 homes. The ex­plo­sion prob­a­bly lasted only a few min­utes, and the ash ac­cu­mu­la­tions were min­i­mal, with only trace amounts ex­pected near the vol­cano, said Mike Poland, a geo­physi­cist with the U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey.

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