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Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii volcano

 

August 17, 2018



HONOLULU (AP) — Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is prompting scientists to downgrade their alert level for the mountain.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday it issued a "watch" for Kilauea's ground hazards. That's down from a "warning."

But scientists say this doesn't mean the eruption that has destroyed more than 700 homes since May is over.

Geologists say lava mostly stopped flowing on Aug. 6. There's a crusted-over lava pond inside a fissure cone and just a few spots where lava is entering the ocean.

The volcano's summit hasn't collapsed since Aug. 2. Sulfur dioxide emi...



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