Up close to the active volcano in Hawaii

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We get a report on what it’s like on Hawaii’s Big Island after a volcanic explosion caused a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, and thousands of residents had to evacuate.


 A view of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō from the east, shortly after a small collapse. 


A collapse in the crater of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō created a robust, reddish-brown ash plume.


This wide shot looks northeast, and shows the fissure that formed on the
west flank of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō cone (line of white steam). The fissure extends
roughly 1.5 km (0.9 mi) west of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater.


The crater in Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Images courtesy of Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.


Credits

Guest:
Dan Nakaso - the Honolulu Star-Advertiser - @dannakaso

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or