Hawaii remains under high alert after another volcanic fissure erupted on the Big Island this past weekend. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that fissure 17 opened on May 13 and was “dominated by lava fountaining, explosion of spatter bombs hundreds of feet into the air, and several advancing lava flow lobes moving generally northeast.”
While this may sound terrifying for residents living in regions free from volcanoes, Hawaiians are no strangers to the dangers of eruptions, which has boded well for the level of loss.
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