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Volcanic ash and vog community meeting in Kona Wednesday (June 20)

There will be a volcanic ash and vog community meeting in Kona Wednesday (June 20). Hawaii County Civil Defense, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Hawaii State Department of Health will be in attendance. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Konawaena High School Cafeteria.

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Volcanic ash from an eruption at the summit of Kīlauea on May 17, 2018. Left: This low magnification photo shows ash particles ranging from a few microns to a couple millimeters in diameter. Right: A high-powered scanning electron microscope reveals great detail on this basalt ash shard. Photos courtesy of Pavel Izbekov, UAF-GI AVO.

Volcano Watch: How to protect yourself from volcanic ash produced by Halema‘uma‘u explosions

Ash in the quantities we expect should mostly be a nuisance, but it can be harmful to humans, animals and the environment. Health effects include irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and skin.

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