NYC explosion: Major steam pipe leak engulfs Flatiron district in smoke causing traffic chaos

NYC explosion: Major steam pipe leak engulfs Flatiron district in smoke causing traffic chaosA number of high pressure steam pipes have exploded in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, blasting a whole through the asphalt of Fifth Avenue. The New York Fire Department has closed a number of roads in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, causing disruption to many peoples’ morning commutes. Crews are working to isolate the steam rupture by closing valves in the area.


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River of lava engulfs entire Hawaii neighbourhood and adds almost a mile of new land to shoreline

River of lava engulfs entire Hawaii neighbourhood and adds almost a mile of new land to shorelineAn entire neighbourhood has disappeared in Hawaii after being covered by a river of lava. The Vacationland neighbourhood has been wiped off the island as Kilauea continues to spew lava, destroying homes and altering the landscape on Hawaii’s Big Island. Homes have been seen bursting into flames as the lava hits them, before being destroyed completely by the unstoppable flow.


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Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascends

Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascendsBy Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – New, fast-moving lava poured from the flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Saturday, destroying four more homes on the Big Island after a second explosive eruption shot a nearly two-mile-high (10,000 foot) ash plume from the crater. Molten rock from two huge cracks formed a single channel and traveled 1,000 feet in under an hour, twice the speed of previous flows of older lava that have torn through homes, roads and tropical forest for over two weeks, the County of Hawaii’s Civil Defense Agency said. The new lava, which is flowing east underground from the sinking lava lake at Kilauea’s summit, is expected to create more voluminous flows that travel further, threatening homes and a coastal road that is a key exit route for around 2,000 residents.


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