UPDATE: Officials warn of new potential danger from volcano in Hawaii

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PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) —Geologists say Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit caldera in coming weeks.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday the risk will rise if the lava drops below the groundwater level beneath the summit’s caldera or craterlike basin. That’s because an influx of water inside could cause steam-driven explosions.

The agency says the volcano may eject blocks up to two yards (meters) in diameter a little less than a mile (a kilometer) away.

The article goes on to state the following:

It may also send pebbles shooting into the air several miles (kilometers) away.

There’s also the potential for ash, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions.

The AP also reports that police have gone door-to-door to evacuate residents near two new vents emitting dangerous volcanic gases.

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