Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Kilauea's fumes over Hawaii a concern

April 28, 2008, 1:15 pm
Big Island residents take pride in their ability to tolerate and adapt to the elements. It isn't unusual in a single year for residents to put up with drought, long days of rain that can cause flooding, or threats from wildfires.Even so, the recent days of heavy volcanic emissions ...

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes for second time this month

April 24, 2008, 11:56 am
High levels of sulfur dioxide from Kilauea eruptions today closed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for the second time this month.This afternoon’s closure—like the first, on April 8— was caused by noxious fumes emanating from eruptions at Kilauea’s summit Halemaumau vent and further downslope Pu’u O’o vent.“Our primary concern is ...

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Elevated sulfur dioxide levels lead to call for evacuation

April 17, 2008, 5:43 pm
Officials closed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for two days last week and evacuated 2,000 people because of elevated sulfur dioxide levels from the volcano's Halemaumau crater at the volcano's summit. Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes. Its current eruption began Jan. 3, 1983. ...

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