Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kilauea VOG: Sulfur Dioxide Emission Rates Elevated

Photos: USGS HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
The Kilauea volcano continued to erupt at two locations today and the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that sulfur dioxide emission rates from the summit and east rift zone vents remain elevated.

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Read more of our posts on VOG:

VOG (volcanic smog): Higher incidence of thyroid cancer in volcanic area

Hawaii’s Big Island and VOG Study: Respiratory illnesses rise when volcanic gases (VOG) increase

 


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