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As usual, some people in Hawaii are blaming people in the mainland for their shortfalls, citing the exaggerated news coverage.

Tourism officials have gone as far and telling customers they don't need to cancel their plans to visit the Big Island because the eruptions are happening on an isolated part of the island.

Those officials must live under a rock (no pun intended) because this is what select parts of the Big Island has been dealing with:

  • 2,000 earthquakes occurred below or near the Big Island throughout May 2018 alone, including a massive 6.9 magnitude.

  • Sulfur dioxide emissions, some areas of which is life threatening or highly irritating.

  • Volcanic ash. Residents in affected areas reported feeling sick after a light ashfall.

  • The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (a top visitor selling point) is completely closed until further notice.

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