What erupting volcano? Golfers appear more concerned with finishing their round than by the 12,000ft plume of toxic ash erupting from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano as USGS says a 20th fissure has opened and the summit could 'explode' at any moment

Mail Online | 5/16/2018 | Hannah Moore For Dailymail.com
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As thousands flee Hawaii's Big Island ahead of the imminent 'explosive' eruption of the Kilauea volcano, some have been seen taking a less dramatic approach.

A logic-defying photograph taken on Tuesday shows a group of golfers more concerned with finishing their round than the mountain spewing ash and sulphur dioxide 12,000 feet into the air behind them.

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The US Geographical Survey (USGS) says Kilauea has 20 open fissures now, with some of them continuously erupting and that lava bombs the size of microwaves were found a few hundred yards from the Halemaumau crater on Wednesday morning.

'This morning dense ballistic blocks up to two feet across were found in the parking lot a few hundred yards from Halemaumau,' a report said.

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'These reflect the most energetic explosions yet observed and could reflect the onset of steam-driven explosive activity... additional such explosions are expected and could be more powerful.'

On Tuesday, the USGS said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the crater had 'raised the potential for explosive eruptions'.

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Earlier in the day, the summit of the volcano was hit by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake, but no tsunami warning was issued.

As of 7pm on Wednesday, Hawaii has had 122 earthquakes greater than...
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