Explosive eruption rocks Hawaii's Kilauea volcano - USGS

(Reuters) - An explosive eruption rocked Hawaii's Kilaueau volcano on Thursday sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the air, according to tweets from the U.S. Geological Survey

Reuters May 18, 2018 00:07:10 IST
Explosive eruption rocks Hawaii's Kilauea volcano - USGS

Explosive eruption rocks Hawaiis Kilauea volcano  USGS

(Reuters) - An explosive eruption rocked Hawaii's Kilaueau volcano on Thursday sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the air, according to tweets from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The powerful, steam-driven blast was expected to spew large amounts of volcanic ash and smoke from Kilauea's crater on Hawaii's Big Island. The eruption has destroyed 37 homes and other structures in a small southeast area of the island and forced around 2,000 people to evacuate their homes.

(Reporting By Andrew Hay in Taos, New Mexico; Editing by Tom Brown)

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