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Travel Is It Safe to Travel to Hawaii As the Volcanic Eruptions Create 'Laze'?

15:20  23 may  2018
15:20  23 may  2018 Source:   travelandleisure.com

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Laze is a mix of hydrochloric acid fumes, steam and tiny specks of volcanic glass. It is created when lava reacts with sea water, and can reach 1,093 degrees celcius (2,000 One man who was hit, had his leg shattered. 1:05am update: Hawaii Governor David Ige: “ Travel is Safe to the Hawaiian Islands”.

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Hawaii residents coping with Kilauea’s volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new hazard on Sunday as authorities Laze – a term combining the words “lava” and haze” – is a mix of hydrochloric acid fumes, steam and fine volcanic glass specks created when

  Is It Safe to Travel to Hawaii As the Volcanic Eruptions Create 'Laze'? © Andrew Richard Hara/Getty Images

After two weeks of eruptions, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano became more dangerous over the weekend.

Lava from the volcanic eruption oozed out to the ocean on Saturday, creating something called “laze,” a lava-haze hybrid. As the lava combines with ocean water, it forms a steam cloud laced with hydrochloric acid and fine particles of glass. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) calls laze a "hot, corrosive, gas mixture” that can create "hazy and noxious conditions” and warned people to stay away from the coastline where the cloud lingers.

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County officials have distributed breathing masks and warned residents about air quality near the laze cloud (which is mostly offshore). Sulfur dioxide levels have tripled in recent weeks because of the eruptions.

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Laze – a term combining the words “lava” and haze” – is a mix of hydrochloric acid fumes, steam and fine volcanic glass specks created when erupting lava, which can Lava flows near a house on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii , U.S., May 19, 2018.

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The National Park Service has closed most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park “due to ongoing seismic activity, summit deflation, and a possible steam explosion.” Tourism officials maintain that most of Big Island is still safe to visit and remains unaffected by the explosion. However, travelers are urged to avoid the island’s Puna region.

The Kilauea volcano also caused its first injury on Sunday when molten lava hit a man outside his home. The rock “hit him on the shin and shattered everything from there down on his leg," Janet Snyder, spokesperson for the Hawaii County mayor, told Hawaii News Now.

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Food Travel Fashion. HAWAII ’S Big Island has been in the grip massive explosive volcanic eruptions and now has a new threat to deal with - volcanic haze, or ‘ laze ’ which is shooting glass shards into the air. So how dangerous is laze and is Kilauea creating laze ?

Travel . Opinion. Weird News. Is Kilauea creating KILLER laze ? HAWAII ’S Big Island has been in the grip massive explosive volcanic eruptions and now has a new threat to deal with – volcanic haze, or ‘ laze ’ which is shooting glass shards into the air.

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Scientists are unsure how long the eruption will last. Kilauea erupted at least twice over the weekend.

"At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles very near the vent," the USGS wrote in an update. "Communities downwind should be prepared for ashfall as long as this activity continues."

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Since its eruption two weeks ago, the volcano has caused thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

Over the past few days, lava flow has picked up speed and intensity. At least 23 fissures from the volcano have opened so far and 40 homes buildings have been burned by the lava.

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