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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano Not Slowing Down Could Go On For Years



The eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano still continues.

The lava has now destroyed at least 35 structures and covered the equivalent of more than 75 football fields.

Scientists have been tracking this event since it started last week — but there are still big unanswered questions, the biggest of which is when it will end.

NASA has released satellite images showing massive sulfur dioxide plumes released by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which has now been erupting for the past five days.

Around 1,700 people have already been evacuated and dozens of buildings, including 26 homes, have been destroyed since the volcano started erupting on Thursday.

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There have also been many powerful earthquakes and authorities are now contemplating widening the evacuation zone as Kilauea continues to spout rivers of lava and belch noxious gas.

As a general reminder Sulfur dioxide can cause coughing and a burning sensation in the throat, and it can be fatal in high concentrations. In warning people to evacuate, Hawaii’s Civil Defense Agency said that there are deadly levels of the gas in the air and emergency responders would not be able to help anyone affected.

What do you think of this situation? Are they getting what they deserve for living on an active volcano? Let Us know in the comments below.

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