VIDEO: Hawaii Five-Flow: Quake And Poison Gas Risks Still High At Volcano Summit

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window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-160618588-3'); By Joseph Golder Lava flow appears to be slowing at the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii as the latest eruption approaches its fourth week, though earthquake risks remain. The latest footage, shared Oct. 18 by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows lava flow seems more subdued, though the agency says gas and seismic activity at the summit remain high. Kīlauea is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The current eruption began on Sept. 29. Commenting on the video, the agency said: “A morning overflight of Kīlauea summit on October 15, 2021, provided aerial views of the eruption within Halema‘uma‘u. Lava erupts from a single vent on the western wall of the crater. The vent has a spatter cone around it, with an opening to the east from which lava flows into the lava lake.” The government website said earthquake hazards occur regularly in Hawaii. “Frequent and long-lasting eruptions and recurrent strong earthquakes in Hawai‘i create a unique combination of natural hazards for people across the Hawaiian Islands.” “The Kīlauea volcano has alternated between centuries-long periods of dominantly effusive (lava flow) and dominantly...