New fissures on Kilauea are devastating neighborhoods. At fissure six, an increase in eruption activity occurred and new cracks formed. Sulfur dioxide was pumped into the atmosphere, and sulfur gas crystalized at the mouth of the fissure.
Kilauea Volcano Erupts
Published August 29, 2018
Onscreen: On the Hawaiian volcano, this woman returns to her home.
This is what she finds. New fissures on Kilauea are devastating neighborhoods.
Narrator: At fissure six there has been an increase in eruption activity this morning. We got these cracks, just this morning. We got an increase of gas emissions where we are standing. This used to be someone’s back garden. It really began to smoke again. The sulfur dioxide is being pumped into the atmosphere. Sulfur gas crystalizing at the mouth of the crack.
- Edited by
- Arlo Perez
- © WGBH Educational Foundation 2018