Vicious Hawaii Volcano: Lava Bomb Hit a Boat and Injured 23 Tourists (PHOTOS) + Video

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Hawaii explosion taken place on Monday sent lava bombs into the air, piercing the roof of a tour boat and injuring at least 23 people, CNN reports.

Source: Hawaii County Civil Defense

Nearly two dozens injured

The incident occurred near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on a tour boat on Monday morning. See the details below:

  • A lava bomb fell on a tour boat on Monday in Hawaii, injuring 23 people. The lava pierced the boat’s roof and it returned to Wailoa Harbor, the Hawaii County Fire Department said.
  • Bombs tore a hole in the roof, damaged a railing, and left rocks on the floor;
  • 13 passengers were taken to the hospital; 10 passengers with light wounds were treated on arrival at Wailoa Harbor;
  • One woman was injured seriously and had a fractured femur;

Source: Hawaii County Civil Defense

One of the passengers, Kirk Olsen, wrote on Facebook, “I was in the boat directly underneath this explosion,” he said. “Lava boulders came through the roof. We thought we were going to die.”

Source: Hawaii County Civil Defense

Shane Turpin, the captain of the vessel, stated he navigated the boat in the safe zone: “As we were exiting the zone, all of a sudden, everything around us exploded,” he said. “It was everywhere.”

So of course I made my way to the hospital on vacation. Here is a volcano. Exploding into the boat we are on. What the hell. We are fine. Shaken up and tons of cuts and burns but we are fine.

Gepostet von Will Bryan am Montag, 16. Juli 2018

“Lightning in the plume this morning. Unbelievable! The ocean entry is raging this morning,” has written Ikaika Marzo in Facebook post.

Lightning in the plume this morning. Unbelievable! The ocean entry is raging this morning. Aloha! #stayclassypuna #alohaforpuna

Gepostet von Ikaika Marzo am Montag, 16. Juli 2018

Recently, the residents have been forced to leave the populated area on Hawaii’s Big Island as Kilauea volcano erupted after a series of recent earthquakes. Puu Oo, a volcanic crater collapsed this week, bursting lava down the mountain to the residential area.

Lava has been bursting more than 200 feet into the air, damaging everything on its way. Now ash from the Kilauea volcano rises 12,000ft into the air, and the authorities warn people to stay inside the houses. Also, The USGS changed its aviation color code for the area to red

However, you should remember that the ash is not what you should be afraid of as it is not poisonous, but about toxic gases (sulfur dioxide) coming out 21 cracks. Level of the toxic gas is above the normal in some of the areas of Hawaii’s Big Island. Moreover, several cases of people nearly choking on the gas were reported by the officials.

The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii caused earthquakes of up to a 4.4 magnitude. One crater began shooting out “ballistic blocks” up to 24 inches.


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