No letup seen in Hawaii vol­cano’s erup­tions

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - REGIONS -

Smog from Hawaii’s Ki­lauea vol­cano drifted north up the is­land chain on Wed­nes­day and com­mu­ni­ties south of its sum­mit were warned of up to 0.6 cen­time­ters of ash­fall as the nearly twoweek erup­tion showed no sign of eas­ing. Rock­falls and ex­plo­sions in Ki­lauea’s crater sent ash and smoke spew­ing thou­sands of feet above the vol­cano, spark­ing an avi­a­tion red alert. A change in pre­vail­ing winds blew the vol­canic smog north to­ward the next is­land, Maui. On the Big Is­land, ash fell on south­ern com­mu­ni­ties, like Pa­hala, 29 kilo­me­ters south of the sum­mit, with cars head­ing from the area cov­ered in ash. Ash poses a new haz­ard for Hawaii’s Big Is­land.—

AP

An ash col­umn rises from the crater of Ki­lauea Vol­cano on May 9.—

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