Kilauea strikes awe and fear

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano started erupting on May 3, spitting lava more than 60m into the air. The next day, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake left already rattled locals shell-shocked. The ongoing eruption of Kilauea is the largest in decades, destroying more than 40 homes and displacing thousands. Luke Anthony Tan compiles scientific facts to answer the common burning questions about the eruption.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2018, with the headline 'Kilauea strikes awe and fear'. Print Edition | Subscribe