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USGS warns Hawaii residents not to roast marshmallows over lava and issues highest alert

People are still taking their chances when it comes to the erupting volcano in Hawaii, as the U.S. Geological Survey had to warn folks to not try roasting marshmallows near  the flowing lava. 

On Monday, a user asked the USGS if it was possible to take the popular fluffy treat and dangle it over the volcanic vents sprouting across the Big Island. 

‘@USGSVolcanoes Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents?’ the user asked.

On Monday, a user asked the USGS if it was possible to take the popular fluffy treat and dangle it over the volcanic vents sprouting across the Big Island

The USGS was quick to respond, ultimately telling the daring hopeful that that wouldn't be the best move

The USGS was quick to respond, ultimately telling the daring hopeful that that wouldn’t be the best move

Residents were pressed to evacuate the area so that they wouldn't be caught up in the lava's movement as more vents reactivate. Lava covers a road near Pahoa, Hawaii, on Tuesday

Residents were pressed to evacuate the area so that they wouldn’t be caught up in the lava’s movement as more vents reactivate. Lava covers a road near Pahoa, Hawaii, on Tuesday

‘Assuming you had a long enough stick, that is? Or would the resulting marshmallows be poisonous?’

The USGS was quick to respond, ultimately telling the daring hopeful that that wouldn’t be the best move. 

‘Erm…we’re going to have to say no, that’s not safe. (Please don’t try!),’ the USGS asserted.

A fast-moving lava flow has been flowing through the Leilani Estate community 

A fast-moving lava flow has been flowing through the Leilani Estate community 

Magma continues to fill into the lower East Rift Zone and fissures once dormant reactivated on Monday, according to the USGS

Magma continues to fill into the lower East Rift Zone and fissures once dormant reactivated on Monday, according to the USGS

‘If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 or H2S, they would taste BAD. And if you add sulfuric acid (in vog, for example) to sugar, you get a pretty spectacular reaction.’

A fast-moving lava flow has been flowing through the Leilani Estate community, according to KDKA. 

Residents were pressed to evacuate the area so that they wouldn’t be caught up in the lava’s movement. 

The USGS has placed the 'warning' highest alert-level on the area as 'hazardous eruption is imminent, underway or suspected

The USGS has placed the ‘warning’ highest alert-level on the area as ‘hazardous eruption is imminent, underway or suspected

A red-level aviation code is also in effect, meaning that eruption is imminent or underway with significant volcanic ash and plume in the atmosphere

A red-level aviation code is also in effect, meaning that eruption is imminent or underway with significant volcanic ash and plume in the atmosphere

Magma continues to fill into the lower East Rift Zone and fissures once dormant reactivated on Monday, according to the USGS. 

The USGS has placed the ‘warning’ highest alert-level on the area as ‘hazardous eruption is imminent, underway or suspected, according to their website.

A red-level aviation code is also in effect, meaning that eruption is imminent or underway with significant volcanic ash and plume in the atmosphere.

Magma continues to fill into the lower East Rift Zone

Magma continues to fill into the lower East Rift Zone

 

 

 

 



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