Burst in Volcanic Emissions

Special Weather Statement issued May 14 at 10:53AM HST by NWS Honolulu HI Areas Affected: South Big Island Halemaumau Crater on the Kilauea Volcano Summit at 19.4N 155.3W showed a burst in volcanic emissions at around 9 am HST this morning that was observed on both visible satellite and web cameras. Satellite shows northeast winds carrying volcanic ash downstream across the Big Island Kau District and was observed on the Punaluu area shortly after the burst. Volcanic ashfall will be possible through the rest of the day across the Kau District.

Avoid excessive exposure to ash which is an eye and respiratory irritant. Those with respiratory sensitivities should take extra precaution to minimize exposure.

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