Hawaii ash plume erupts behind golfers in stunning photo

MAJOR eruption at Hawaii Kilauea volcano could be IMMINENT after red warning

In fact, the fountains were the highest recorded in Hawaii throughout the entire 20th century, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A shift in winds was expected to bring ash and vog inland on Wednesday and make them more concentrated, said John Bravender of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Thousands of residents on Hawaii's Big Island have been forced to evacuate their homes following a series of earthquakes and eruptions since 3 May, resulting in warnings concerning volcanic smog and acid rain, as well as fears the eruptions could hurl huge boulders into the air. The new Volcanic Activity Notice issued by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The HVO warned the current eruption could become more violent as "ballistic projectiles may be produced should steam-driven explosions occur", but their impact would be limited to the area around the crater.

Ash is not poisonous but irritates the nose, eyes and airways.

Kilauea's eruption has hit the island's tourism industry.

Dr. Nair says students will still be visiting Hawaii's active volcanoes, but they'll be studying the Kilauea from a distance.

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The Observatory said an ash plume from within the Kilauea crater rose more than 10,000 feet.

The area taking the brunt of the eruption is about 25 miles down Kilauea's eastern flank, near the village of Pahoa.

There is also damage to main roads, threatening to create lasting damage in the area.

As Wired reported in 2014 when the eruption of an Icelandic volcano disrupted air traffic, that volcanic ash is "abrasive enough to erode the blades of the compressor (which increases the pressure of the air that feeds the jet engine), reducing its efficiency".

Authorities on Tuesday reported a new fissure opened in the adjoining Lanipuna Gardens subdivision, bringing the number of cracks in the ground spitting out lava and toxic gas to almost 20 since the eruption began May 3.

A looming menace remains the risk of an "explosive eruption" of Kilauea, an event last seen in 1924.

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