Laze — a mashup of “lava” and “haze” — is a nasty product shaped when scorching lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the air.
And now it is an actual risk after lava crossed Freeway 137 late Saturday evening and entered the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) mentioned.
Laze could cause lung, eye and pores and skin irritation. And it is confirmed lethal previously.
Officers are warning individuals to avoid areas the place lava meets the ocean. However additional inland, residents produce other issues.
Extra eruptions, extra earthquakes
“These eruptions triggered a 5.zero magnitude and a 4.9 magnitude tremor on the summit,” CNN meteorologist Haley Brink mentioned.
“Further explosive occasions that would produce minor quantities of ashfall downwind are attainable at any time.”
Since Kilauea’s huge eruption Could 3, Brink mentioned, about 2,250 earthquakes have struck on or round Hawaii’s Massive Island.
Because the earth retains shaking, liquid fireplace retains flowing.
Lava picks up velocity
“The consistency of lava is now altering,” CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar mentioned. “Now it’s runnier, however that’s permitting it to maneuver sooner.”
The volcano has led to virtually two dozen fissures which have cracked open the earth’s floor — purging fountains of lava and harmful sulfur dioxide.
And a few fissures refuse to die.
“A handful of previous fissures have reactivated and joined collectively over the previous few days,” CNN’s Scott McLean reported from Pahoa. “Lava is pouring out like a fountain … feeding a fast-moving lava stream that is now reached the ocean.”
Resident Ikaika Marzo mentioned the lava move is not simply treacherous. It is like hell on Earth.
“It has been like hell,” he mentioned. “It is like large grenades going off. It shakes the entire group.”
CNN’s Keith Allen contributed to this report.