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New fissure spits lava in aftermath of Kilauea eruption

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The spattering at fissure 18, shown above, on Kilauea Volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone, follows a red aviation alert from USGS, warning airlines and pilots to avoid the area.

Sulphur dioxide gas, which is the cause of ‘vog’ and volcanic ash, is not only destructive for aircraft engines, but USGS have also warned that steam driven eruptions could thrust ash 20,000 feet high into the air.

The audio captured the sounds of explosions and the crackling of burning vegetation, as the fissures spewed more lava and fumes into the air, causing the evacuation zones to widen.

Authorities have claimed that the 18th fissure opened on Sunday; however, the Hurricane Volcano Observatory said that the crack was part of fissure 17.

Fissure 18, emerged near Halekamahina Loop Road, on volcanoes a fissure is an extended crack at the surface, where lava erupts.

There have been further warnings for more explosive eruptions.



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