EPA notes significant improvement in sulfur dioxide levels in Jefferson County.
A volcano eruption in Hawaii has destroyed 26 homes. Cracks in the ground continue to spew lava and emit toxic sulfur dioxide gas, which can lead to health problems. No word yet on when evacuated residents will be allowed to return home.
#Hubble30 In this Hubble image, released in 1999, the volcanic moon Io appears against the face of Jupiter. Bright patches on Io are regions of sulfur dioxide frost. The black dot next to Io is the moon’s shadow cast on Jupiter:
Phivolcs noted that frequent volcanic earthquakes and the increasing levels of sulfur dioxide were indications of magma movement, which may lead to a possible eruption. #TaalVolcano
The recent eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano triggered a number of gas and lava-oozing fissures in the East Riff Zone of the volcano, seen by satellites in space. Here, sulfur dioxide plumes from the new fissures are shown in yellow & green:
Fuego, one of Central America’s most active volcanoes, produced an explosive eruption on June 3 that sent ash billowing 1000s of meters into the air. One of our satellites captured this image, while another made observations of sulfur dioxide:
First, it was catastrophic lava. Then, sulfur dioxide. Now, Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about. Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is entering the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the air.