Kilauea Volcano Explodes Again

Apr 12, 2008
Kilauea Volcano Explodes Again (AP)
A plume of sulfur dioxide gas and ash rises from Halemaumau Crater atop Kilauea volcano in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at dawn on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Later in the day Park officials evacuated 2000 visitors and the Park remained closed for a second day Wednesday as officials waited for a change in wind direction to blow away sulfur dioxide belching from Kilauea (AP Photo/David Jordan)

(AP) -- Kilauea Volcano has exploded again. Officials say a small explosion that sent rocks more than 200 feet up onto the rim of the volcano's main Halemaumau crater occurred Wednesday night, hours before the park reopened.



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