Application Note

[Disaster Management] Earthquake and eruption of Kilauea Volcano in the United States

Author
SI Imaging Services
Date
2018-07-18 01:43
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Kilauea

Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii erupted on 4 May, and the island also experienced a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the same day. 2000 people have been evacuated from the area and hundreds of homes in the path of the eruption are at risk, but no casualties have been reported.

The volcano is located on Hawaii's Big Island, and has been active for decades. Authorities have reported that 35 buildings have been destroyed in the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens areas, where 12 fissures and volcanic vents opened in the East Rift Zone of the volcano. Lava erupted as high as 70m from the vents in some areas and caused lava to stream through the streets. The extent of the lava has been reported as 36,000 square metres at the most active fissure.

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