Hawaii’s Breaking News – Kilauea Volcano Eruption

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Breaking News – Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Eruption – More than 150 National Guard troops have volunteered for active duty to help with evacuations and to man checkpoints in front of the lava flow. Other troops are standing by in case more evacuations are needed. National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are conducting aerial surveys to monitor the lava and check on fissures, Anthony said. At least 17 fissures in the Puna district are currently emitting lava and toxic gases. One lava flow is approaching the Puna geothermal energy plant, and Anthony said that situation is being watched closely.
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CREDIT – USGS

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