HAWAII’S EXPLOSIVE SITUATION
Scientists fear Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may have violent eruptions under the scenario below.
1 A high magma column is so hot that groundwater is prevented from touching the magma.
2 However, if the magma column drops to groundwater level, it could interact with the water causing steam. Falling rocks could block the column.
3 The blockage could cause a buildup in steampressure, which could cause an explosion— shooting rocks up to 12 tons half amile away and falling ash 10 to 29miles away.