New crack from Hawaii volcano is spewing lava near geothermal plant
Almost 2,000 individuals have been cleared since the Kilauea well of lava ejected May 3, sending magma streaming into groups and undermining a close-by geothermal plant.
The seventeenth crevice, a split on the ground through which magma spills out, was accounted for Saturday night, the US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.
"Magma from this most recent episode is currently scattering," it said.
Another gap, the sixteenth one, was accounted for prior Saturday and "delivered a magma stream that went around 250 yards previously slowing down," authorities said.
That vent was about a mile east of the Puna Geothermal Venture plant, where authorities expelled 60,000 gallons of combustible fluids because of wellbeing concerns.