Hawaiian Volcano Emitting Dangerous Levels of Gas

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

Mount Kilauea is emitting toxic gases and fumes after erupting just over a week ago. The eruption was the volcano's first since 1924.

Toxic levels of sulfur dioxide are being emitted by Kilauea, and the National Park Service has closed Crater Rim Drive through the south caldera.

The U.S. Geological Survey is releasing periodic updates on the situation and says explosions from Halema`uma`u Crater are possible.

Scientists are working nonstop to understand the volcano and what may happen next so that warnings can be issued to protect the public.

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