The volcanic ash clouds emitted by the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea extend to considerable distances and have already worsened the atmosphere and raised concerns about the negative impact on human health.
A cloud of volcanic ash spreads to the west and the authorities of the Marshall Islands have already distributed an eccentric warning to residents about the need to wear protective masks. In the event of a malfunction of the respiratory system is recommended immediately to contact the medical institutions.
This ash cloud formed from a recent powerful release from the crater of a volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, which was thrown out to a height of more than 4 kilometers.
This phenomenon is called volcanic “volcanic smog” and it causes a darkening of the atmospheric layers, preventing the penetration of sunlight and potentially dangerous for life because of the high content of harmful substances in the smog.
Meteorologists advised residents of the Marshall Islands to avoid breathing problems to remain in enclosed spaces. Shipping companies and air carriers warned of a reduction in line of sight due to a veil of volcanic smog.
Currently, a cloud of ash is moving in the direction of Kosrai, Pohnpei and Chuuka in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world and one of five on the Big Island of Hawaii. The eruption began on May 3, as a result of which more than 2,000 people fled their homes located on the mountainside and were urgently evacuated from the island.
Scientists believe that volcanic activity may be a harbinger of a major eruption, similar to that which shook the island in the mid-1920s.