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Spewing lava and toxic gas, Hawaii’s volcano is a creeping disaster

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Kilauea's newest eruption is devastating the Big Island with fiery lava flows and volcanic air pollution. Scientists warn that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is on the verge of a new explosion that could send ash, steam and sulfur dioxide spewing from the summit crater and toss six-foot wide boulders as far as a half-mile away in all directions. "Primary hazards of concern should this activity occur are ballistic projectiles and ashfall," according to the Hawaiian Volcanic Observatory of the U.S. Geological Survey. The scientists, however, said they were uncertain exactly when the new eruption would occur, how long it would last...
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