Kilauea volcanic lava may cross geothermal property

ANI | Updated: May 28, 2018 06:28 IST

Hawaii, [United States], May 28 (ANI): Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed lava on Sunday (local time) that flowed on to the Big Island and is crossing into a geothermal property posing greater disaster.
As reported by the Fox News, lava crossed onto the Puna Geothermal Venture and continued advancing east on the property.
As per officials, they are constantly looking for the presence of Hydrogen Sulfide, but no traces of the same have been found till now.
The residents are concerned about the possibility of poisonous gases being emitted from the volcano.
Further, the molten lava and heat could rupture the wells at the plant.
The geothermal plant has been already shut down and 60,000 gallons of flammable liquid at the start of the volcanic activity has been removed. The wells have also been deactivated.
The volcano erupted three weeks ago, due to which 82 structures, including dozens of homes have been destroyed as 2,000 people have abandoned their houses.
Further, the highway around the volcano is developing cracks in it, hence it has been covered with heat-resistant plates.
The police may have to resort to air evacuations in case the lava traps more residential area. (ANI)