BLUE FLAMES AS HAWAII BURNS
Why it’s blue – and what has officials worried.
Wait… BLUE Flames?
When the lava buries plants, methane gas is produced. Methane can seep into the ground & produces a blue flame when ignited.
The blue flames are only visible at night, making it hard to judge how widespread they are.
Scientists are now concerned the methane may cause explosions.
Mother Nature has put on quite a show… Kilauea’s eruption has also generated earthquakes, gushing molten rock, giant ash plumes & sulfur dioxide. No sign when it will end, but scientists say its similar to one in 1955 that lasted 3 months.
- USGS Kilauea Latest:A https://www.usgs.gov/news/k-lauea-volcano-erupts
by Jenna Lee,