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Morning eruption causes alarm about air quality and ash

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Volcano Village resident Linda Ugalde looked at her poi dog Pono. Ugalde managed a N-95 mask distribution at the Cooper Center.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Trees and downed power lines Wednesday evening were silhouetted by the fiery glow of fissure No. 13 along Leilani Avenue and Pohoiki Street in Leilani Estates in Pahoa. A 21st fissure opened up on Thursday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Thursday viewed cracks that have expanded significantly on Nohea Street in Leilani Estates.

Alarmingly high levels of volcanic gases early Thursday triggered closure of a half-dozen Puna schools in the wake of explosive Kilauea Volcano ash eruptions. Read more

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