Redcat volcano erupts, sparking an evacuation
Redcat Volcano in Hawaii erupted in an eruption last week, prompting a huge evacuation.
The Redcat volcanoes erupted on March 10, spewing ash over hundreds of kilometers and causing widespread damage.
More than 200 homes and businesses were damaged, and some residents are reporting the ash is moving across the Pacific.
More: Redcat is still active.
There’s no word yet on whether it will erupt again.
David Ige told local media he will stay at his home during the evacuation, but said he has no plans to evacuate.
The U.S. military is providing food and supplies to Hawaii residents and has set up tents and a shelter for displaced residents.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Director Dr. Jim Schilling said there is no imminent threat to Hawaii, but residents should not drive as they have been warned of possible landslides.
A tsunami warning was issued for the western Hawaiian islands, including Kaena, Maui, Molokai, and Molokina, as well as Molokani.
A tsunami warning for the central Hawaiian islands was issued, and a tsunami warning remains in effect for the southern islands of Molokona, Moloka, and Kauai.
A red orange alert was issued in Hawaii’s Big Island, where more than 50 homes were destroyed.
Hawaii’s governor ordered a temporary evacuation of the state of Hawaii, as the volcano erupted.
The state of Hawai’i was put on lockdown as a precaution.
A federal disaster response team was in Hawaii for a demonstration Friday.
The National Weather Service said there was no immediate danger of a catastrophic eruption in Hawaii.
There was a small but significant earthquake at 9:10 p.m. local time on Friday, the same time the volcano was erupting.
A preliminary assessment showed the volcano had a magma chamber about 1,500 meters (3,700 feet) below the ground, which may have triggered a volcanic eruption.
Hawkeye State Park, which encompasses the island of Oahu, had to evacuate more than 300 residents because of the volcanic eruption, said park spokeswoman Kathy O’Donnell.
A large cloud of ash and lava rose from the crater after the eruption.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or fatalities.
Volcano erupts at Redcat in Hawaii, Hawaii Gov.
D.J. Ige said.
Redcat, which is active, was the third to erupt this week, according to a U.N. monitoring site.
Redcat Volcano erupted in Hawaii on March 8, causing ash and mudflows and causing extensive damage.
The eruption prompted a mandatory evacuation of more than 1,100 residents in the county.
Red Cat was not classified as a threat to the public, but the eruption has prompted warnings from the U.K., U.A.E. and the U and M governments, including the U of M’s College of Public Health.
The University of Hawaiʻi announced it was suspending all classes Friday.