Hawaii: Geologists Warn Worst Could be Yet to Come as Kilauea Erupts


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In Hawaii, officials are struggling to distribute thousands of gas masks to residents of the state’s Big Island, after the Kilauea volcano erupted violently Thursday, spewing ash high into the atmosphere and throwing huge rocks hundreds of meters from the volcano’s crater. Although Thursday’s explosion was dramatic and led to a surge in toxic sulfur dioxide gas and choking ash, geologists are warning that even more powerful eruptions might soon take place.

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