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Safety Alert Lowered For Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Last Thursday, June 8th, 2023, the U.S. Geological Survey lowered the safety alert of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

Earlier this week, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) detected activity confined to Halemaʻumaʻu (crater), triggering a new threat assessment level.

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reuters®.com ~ "The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Thursday it was lowering a safety alert for Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, a day after warning that a new eruption had taken place there.

Kilauea's alert level was moved 'from WARNING to WATCH because the initial high effusion rates have declined, and no infrastructure is threatened,' the USGS said in a statement. Aviation warnings were lowered from red to orange, it added.

Kilauea, located in a closed national park on Hawaii's Big Island, is one of the world's most active volcanoes. The current eruption is expected to continue, but lava flows are expected to remain confined to the surrounding crater and summit, USGS said." ~ reuters®.com

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