USGS Alert Levels Up at Volcanoes in the United States: ORANGE and YELLOW in Effect

View of a lava fountain, estimated to be about 20-30′ high, inside the caldera at Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii during an earlier eruption. No lava is erupting here right now, but USGS scientists suggest that may change soon. Image: USGS / HVO The USGS continues to monitor volcanoes around the United States; of the more than 160 they watch, 7 are experiencing elevated activity. Due to that activity, two of them are at an elevated WATCH / ORANGE status while five are at an ADVISORY / YELLOW level. All of the other volcanoes USGS is […]

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