>> There's a lava outbreak->> A grave warning for residents of Hawaii's big island, the eruption of Kilauea volcano could intensify in the coming weeks, possibly spewing pebble-sized projectiles for miles. The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday, that more violent eruptions could shoot ballistic blocks, weighing up to several tons and covered dozens of miles with ash.
So, what could trigger these new eruptions? Geologists say that if the lava lake in Kilauea's crater continues to sink, the influx of water mixed with lava could create new steam driven explosions. At risk, the nearby town of Helo with a population of 43,000 and the village of Bahoa, about 24 miles east of the volcano.
>> We're at the end of Nohaia Stree, I just got a whiff.>> 14 fishers have opened up on the big island, since Kilauea first erupted on Thursday, springed fountains of lava up to 300 feet into the air. Some of those vents are still emitting sulphur dioxide gas.
That could combine with moisture in the air to cause acid rain, posing respiratory problems. Massive piles of smoldering lava like this one, now cover approximately 104 acres of land on the big Island.