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Cracks on Highway 11 Near Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

May 16, 2018, 2:04 PM HST (Updated May 16, 2018, 2:12 PM)
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The Hawai‘i Island Police Department advises the public to use caution as wind direction and volcanic ash is getting pushed towards Hilo.

Motorists are also advised of cracks on Highway 11 near the 28 and 29 mile markers of the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Close view of rock hurled from the Overlook crater during an explosive event last evening. The rock broke apart on impact, and was about 60 cm (24 in) before it hit the ground.

USGS Photo

The location is a few hundred meters (yards) south of the Overlook crater at the Halema‘uma‘u parking lot. Note the ash covering the parking lot, less than about 1 cm (0.4 in) in thickness.

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