Hawaiian Volcano Observatory lowers Kilauea alert level as eruption expected to stay within crater.
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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory this afternoon lowered Kilauea’s volcano alert level from “warning” to “watch” and its aviation color code from red to orange, reflecting the less hazardous nature of the ongoing eruption. Read more
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