An aviation red alert means a volcanic eruption is under way that could spew ash along aircraft routes, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says on its website. It can make roads slippery and large emissions could cause the failure of electrical power lines, said USGS chemist David Damby. College exchange student Constantin Plinke, 24, was planning to go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park before it was shut. A looming menace remains the possibility of an “explosive eruption” of Kilauea, an event last seen in 1924. Pent-up steam could drive a 20,000-foot (6,100-meter) ash plume out of the crater and scatter debris over 12 miles (19 km), the USGS said.
Source: bd News24 May 16, 2018 04:18 UTC