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Hawaii volcano eruption: Kilauea ash and lava has now turned into TEN STOREY mountain

July 3, 2018 5:09 AM
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Hawaii volcano eruption: Kilauea ash and lava has now turned into TEN STOREY mountain

THE ERUPTING Hawaii volcano has now created a volcanic cone that is the size of one of the island state’s mot iconic buildings, according to US scientists.

Kilauea first exploded at the start of May, and now has a cone equivalent to the height to the Aloha Tower.

The iconic Honolulu building is ten storeys tall, reaching 184 feet at its highest point.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), Kilauea’s cone is now 180 feet tall at its highest point.

A volcanic cone is the a mountain-like landform built from the lava, ash, and other natural contents ejected from a volcano.

On Big Island, the cone has developed from two of the most active fissures that have opened up during the eight week eruption.

Fissure Eight was the eighth vent to open during Kilauea’s explosion and is feeding the downhill flow of lava into the Pacific Ocean.

The bursting split in the volcano is supplying the lava flowing above the village of Kapoho and the Leilani Estates neighbourhood.

Source: express.co.uk

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