Friday, May 4, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Puna Geothermal Venture Power Plant Shuts Down Due to Volcanic Activity

Leilani Estates eruption spreads to 3 fissures; 2 homes destroyed (Hawaii Tribune Herald)

Volcanic eruptions continue in Leilani Estates, with at least three small fissures having formed by Friday morning, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

The fissures involve mostly vigorous spattering and lava has yet to travel more than tens of yards from the vents.

Additional outbreaks are likely, and ground deformation and earthquakes continue in the area. The vents are preceded by ground cracking and strong gas emissions. Meanwhile, the lava lake continues to drop at Kilauea’s summit, HVO said.

Puna Geothermal Venture shut down Thursday following the eruption.