Following today's explosion, spatter (bit of molten lava) and fragm...

Following today's explosion, spatter (bit of molten lava) and fragm...

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Following today's explosion, spatter (bit of molten lava) and fragments of solid rock littered this closed section of Crater Rim Drive in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This section of the road, adjacent to the former Halema‘uma‘u Crater parking area, has been closed since 2008 due to elevated sulfur dioxide emissions and other ongoing volcanic hazards, such as today's rockfall-triggered explosion.

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