Lava flows, which erupts the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, approached the geothermal power plant, which caused a threat of toxic gas emissions.
The hot mass of molten rocks is located about 40 meters from one of the wells of the power plant. If lava gets into it, hydrogen sulphide, dangerous to humans, will be released. For safety reasons, the well was closed until gas leaks were detected.
Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It has been continuously erupting since 1983, but in the beginning of May, after a series of earthquakes, began to literally fill everything around with magma. The district, near which the volcano is located, is declared a zone of natural disaster. In total, more than two thousand people were evacuated from the zone affected by the impact of the elements.