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Watch: Kilauea Summit Erupts "Explosively", Sending Plume Of Ash 30,000 Feet Into Sky

•, Tyler Durden

As AP reports, Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, confirmed the explosion on Thursday.The volcano is sending "ballistic blocks" out hundreds of metres - and they could reach several tonnes in weight

It comes after more than a dozen fissures recently opened miles to the east of the crater and spewed lava into neighborhoods.

Those areas were evacuated as lava destroyed at least 26 homes and 10 other structures.

Officials have said they didn't expect the explosion to be deadly as long as people remained out of park.Perhaps luckily, as SHTFplan's Mac Slavo noted before this latest eruption, the massive plume of ash rising from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano prompted a warning yesterday to pilots planning to fly over the area. The eruption isn't just dangerous to people on the ground anymore — it could also bring down planes. A code red warning has been issued, as the eruption continues to intensify.

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