Dormant Volcano ERUPTS For 1st Time In History Sparking Massive Tsunami Warning
Resdients of Kadovar Island in Papua New Guinea flee disaster
A dormant volcano has erupted in Kadovar Island off the northeastern coast of Papua New Guinea for the first time history sparking massive evictions and a tsunami warning.
Hundreds of residents have been ordered to evacuate their home following the enormous eruption, leaving the village covered with dust and ash.
The volcanic plume of ash and gases have now risen over two kilometers into the air creating a massive black cloud covering the skies over Papua New Guinea.
The eruption is the first of 2018, which many experts are speculating might be a sign of things to come as they race to uncover the cause.
Almost 600 people have been displaced by the eruption on the island, many scrambling into dinghies to escape.
The Rabaul Volcanological Observatory has issued a warning that aftermath of the explosion could trigger a massive tsunami according to news.com/au.
'Due to the steepness of the island, landslides are possible and together with the explosive nature of the magma, tsunamis may be generated,' a report read.
'It appears a fissure may be opening just inside of the western wall of the vent's breach, descending down to at least sea level.'
Experts have admitted they haven't been able to mentor the volcano due to the fact that no eruptions have ever been recorded on the island.
Scientists have warned that the volcanic debris, ash and other particles spewed into the atmosphere during the eruption, will form a blanket of cloud that will cover the globe and block out sunlight.The result of this ash cloud will cause a prolonged cold spell, with freezing temperatures worldwide, that could last for up to 5 years.