Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Vog Is Staying South Of Oahu, But Could Get Bad

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News Alert: Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Vog Is Staying South Of Oahu, But Could Get Bad (TTM)
Officials from the National Weather Service say that vog, volcanic smog, from the Kilauea Volcano is just south of Oahu.
For now, it’s staying put. But they say it could be a pretty bad, voggy day if it comes any closer.
For the most part, trade winds near Oahu has worked in its favor protecting it from the volcanic haze.
Experts encourage individuals with respiratory conditions and asthma to have medication handy if the plume ever hits the island. Stay hydrating and indoors can help symptoms relating to vog. Fissure 8 lava fountains reached heights of 200 feet from within the growing cinder and spatter cone, which is now 160 feet high at its highest point. Lava from the fissure continues to flow through the channel to the ocean at Kapoho, with rare small overflows occurring along parts of the channel sides. The ocean entry is still active and broad, with one main lava flow and several minor ones entering the water. The laze plume was blown onshore this morning but did not travel far beyond the flow. Areas of hot water upwelling offshore are still being observed. Pele’s hair and other glass particles are still being blown by winds away from the vent, and should be avoided as they can cause skin and eye irritation. At the summit, another small explosion happened at 3:19AM HST, producing a plume that rose to 6,000 feet above sea level. The event and many of its precursory earthquakes were felt in the Volcano area. While the collapse of the Halema’uma’u crater walls and floor continues, sulfur dioxide emissions from the summit of Kilauea have dropped to about half of what they were prior to the beginning of May.
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CREDIT – USGS

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