Risk of explosive eruption from Hawaii volcano rising, scientists warn | CBC News

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago.

Source: Risk of explosive eruption from Hawaii volcano rising, scientists warn | CBC News

Birth of an Island

In August 2006, the crew of the yacht Maiken, sailing out of the Vava’u island group, encountered a remarkable “stone sea.” The phenomena they spotted were a series of pumice rafts resulting from a nearby eruption, one that was forming a new volcanic island in Tonga.  Read more…