Kilauea Unleashes More Small Blasts, Snaking Lava

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An eruption at Kilauea summit jolted the area Wednesday with the force of a 5.4 magnitude quake and hurled an ash plume that reached 10,000 feet above sea level.

The Kapoho home was one of hundreds that have been charred by the massive lava flow coming from Fissure 8 on Hawaii's Big Island over the last few days.

A small explosion on the summit of Kilauea volcano has triggered an natural disaster but there are no reports of damage.

There was "not a lot of change" to the lava flow, said Janet Babb, a geologist with the USGS' Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. He told reporters on Monday that temblors are almost continuous at the summit and that gas emissions remain "very high".

Lava continued to fountain out of Fissure 8, reaching heights of about 200 feet, while Pele's hair and other lightweight volcanic glass accumulated on the ground within Leilani Estates area. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume.

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Scientists warn against venturing too close to lava hitting water, saying it could expose people to dangers from flying debris. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high. The mayor said he's never seen so many homes destroyed in such a short amount of time.

A spokesperson for Hawaii County Civil Defence said: "What used to be the bay is now all lava bed, new land, nearly a mile out into the ocean".

The volcano has presented a myriad of hazards over its 40-day rampage across Big Island.

The eruptions began more than five weeks ago. To date, the lava has destroyed more than 600 homes.

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