Question: Can volcanic ash from Kilauea reach Hilo, which is a little over 30 miles away?ash plume 02

Answer: Yes. Some people have been spreading false information regarding the distance ash can travel from Kilauea. Here's true information from the experts:

"Scientists say an eruption at the crater would be potentially disastrous, sending rocks "the size of cows" flying as far as a half a mile and dropping thick ash as far away as Hilo," Hawaii News Now reported.[1]


  1. HNN Staff. "Geologists: 'Most energetic explosion yet' observed at Halemaumau." May 16, 2018 at 9:59 AM HST. Retrieved May 16, 2018 at 10:20 AM HST.

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