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The molten rock was expected to continue to flow across the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) facility, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

"If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 [sulfur dioxide] or H2S [hydrogen sulfide], they would taste BAD".

Lava from a Kilauea fissure illuminates dying trees in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii's Big Island, May 26, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Both wells were closed and secured in anticipation of the lava flow.

According to CNN, the oozing lava has destroyed a total of 82 structures on Hawaii's big island since the volcano first erupted on May third. The Kilauea volcano has been unleashing danger on the remote, rural southeastern side of the island for almost a month, displacing thousands of residents, destroying 37 houses and forcing businesses to shut down.

Just stepping on or near fresh lava flows is inherently risky for a variety of reasons, not least because heated, molten rock might still be present under a thin crust of deceptively-cooled and blackened rock.

Firefighters also had to lead a man from his home near Kilauea late on Sunday after he was trapped by fast-moving lava, Hawaii News Now reported. Authorities say there has not been a release of gases there. If the rotten egg-like smell is present, it's a good idea to leave the area.

Scientists have said higher sulfur dioxide emissions recorded at the volcano's vents in recent days are creating the potential for heavier than usual vog.

"Lava entering the ocean causes a chemical reaction and can result in small explosions, sending tiny particles of hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass in the air", added Jessica Johnson, a geophysicist at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

Several other fissures which were inactive on Monday morning 28 May reactived again later that day with spattering and lava fountains, the highest of which were observed at fissure 7/21.


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