Ash cloud that rose to 10,000 feet above sea level

An explosion was detected from Kīlauea Volcano's summit just after ...

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An explosion was detected from Kīlauea Volcano's summit just after 6:00 PM, HST on May 24, 2018. The explosion produced an ash cloud that rose to 10,000 feet above sea level. Moderate trade winds were blowing to the southwest and light ash fell in downwind locations. Earthquakes in the summit area continue at a moderate rate, as does deflation of the summit region. The earthquakes and ash explosions are occurring as the area subsides and adjusts to the withdrawal of magma from the summit.

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Image Dimensions: 1866 x 1032

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