Kilauea’s Alert Level Was Just Raised To Red

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The phrase “red alert” is quite evocative and prime miscommunication fodder, so let’s break it down without any hyperbole. In general, this combined alert – which can be applied to a broad range of explosive and effusive eruption styles and volcanoes – means that a “major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.”

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Kilauea’s Alert Level Was Just Raised To Red

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