When Hawaii’s ‘Big One’ hits, scientists predict it could cause widespread damage
The biggest eruption of the century could cause global disaster, according to experts.
The alkyaku volcano, also known as Kilauea, which erupts every year, is the biggest of Hawaii’s volcanoes and the world’s second-largest after Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.
The eruption, on Oct. 18, 2018, blew ash over large parts of the Hawaiian Islands, causing more than $300 million in damage.
The eruption prompted the United States to declare a national emergency, and it is the largest active eruption in Hawaii’s recorded history.
“This is going to be one of the biggest eruptions in the history of the world,” said Chris Ostrovsky, a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The ash from the eruption is expected to reach Hawaii by the end of the month.
Scientists are monitoring the volcano’s behavior and its ability to produce a new eruption by analyzing seismic data, and they are also analyzing ash from its crater to determine how much material is still in the ground.
Scientists are also using radar data to track lava flows that spew out of the volcano and have shown the lava is moving toward the ocean.
Kilaueo is located about 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) north of Honolulu.
Its active flow has been steadily decreasing for months.
It peaked at more than a billion cubic feet (13 million cubic meters) of lava per day on Aug. 12.
The volcano has been calving more and more lava since then, and the calving is becoming more intense as the volcano is releasing more of its magma.
It is likely that the next major eruption will be much larger, but scientists don’t know yet.
An eruption of Kilauha is an indicator of a new volcano forming.
An eruption of a volcano is a sudden release of lava, and an eruption is the result of an earthquake that creates an explosive eruption.
A calving eruption is a major disaster for the people who live in a particular area, said David DeMarco, a volcanologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
It can result in death and injuries, and is the first indication that a volcano has begun to erupt.
If it occurs again, it could lead to a huge explosion of lava and ash that can cause the ground to shake, he said.