Sunday, February 03, 2008

Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii - John Seach

Gas emissions remain elevated at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Since the beginning of January, sulphur dioxide levels have been 2-4 times background levels. SO2 concentrations exceed 10 ppm for approximately 200 m (650 ft) of the road between the Halema`uma`u parking lot and the south caldera pullout. Visitors should be alert for hazardous levels of gas in areas downwind of Halema`uma`u crater. Lava emission continues along the east rift zone, and still threaten Royal Gardens subdivision.
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