the Quai d’Orsay advises to avoid any stay on the Big Island

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is monitoring the situation closely Hawaii, following the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Big Island.

As a reminder, the local authorities have ordered evacuations, due to the lava flows and the fallout from the ash plume.

“The situation is highly evolving, with earthquake (the strongest of a magnitude of 6.9 on Friday May 4) and explosions at the top of the volcano creating ash plumes (that of May 17 propelled a volcanic cloud up to 9,000 meters above sea level).

The maximum alert was declared on May 15“specifies the Quai d’Orsay. Accommodation centers have been opened by the Red Cross (Pahoa and Kea’au community center).

The island’s European tourist office is trying to calm things down, and specify that despite the temporary restriction, no airport has been closed. If the situation remains evolving, the impacted area is minimal considering the size of the island of Hawaii.

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