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How scientists knew Hawaii’s Kilauea was about to erupt

Earthquakes, scalding jets of steam from new cracks in the ground, a receding lava lake…

Since April 2018, scientists had noticed signs that Hawaii’s Kilauea, one of the world’s most monitored volcanoes, might be close to erupting. On May 3, 2018, their predictions were justified in the most devastating manner.

From May till August, large lava flows covered land southeast of the park, destroying over 700 homes and devastating residential areas. The summit area of the park was also dramatically changed by tens of thousands of earthquakes, towering ash plumes and a massive collapse of Kilauea’s caldera.

To date, Kilauea remains one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

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