ハワイ島・キラウエア火山の噴火。煮えたぎるマグマが、島を飲み込んだ(動画・画像)

ハワイ島を襲う煮えたぎるマグマ(5月18日撮影)

アメリカ・ハワイ島のキラウエア火山で、大規模な噴火活動が続いている。流れ出したマグマが住宅が飲み込み、2000人以上の住民が避難を強いられているほか、少なくとも1人がけがした時事ドットコムなどが報じた。

噴火は5月3日に始まり、17日には爆発的な噴火が発生。火山灰が上空9100メートルにまで吹き上がった。流れ出たマグマが海に到達するなど、被害は収まる気配を見せていない。

キラウエア火山を30年にわたって観察を続けている「Tropical Vison Video」は、マグマが島を飲み込む様子を動画で伝えている。

吹き上がる煙や噴火の様子は、以下のとおり。

Lava erupts on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., May 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Terray Sylvester Lava erupts on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., May 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Terray Sylvester     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY KAPOHO, HI - MAY 19:  A lava flow from a Kilauea volcano fissure is blurred as it advances in a long exposure on Hawaii's Big Island on May 19, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) KAPOHO, HI - MAY 18:  New cones are formed (LOWER L) as lava erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure on Hawaii's Big Island on May 18, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) KAPOHO, HI - MAY 18:  Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure flows on Hawaii's Big Island on May 18, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, HI - MAY 15:  People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the volcano's Halemaumau crater 'has raised the potential for explosive eruptions' at the volcano.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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