Scientists defy 'force of nature' to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

Scientists defy 'force of nature' to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcanoBy Terray Sylvester and Jolyn Rosa PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Dressed in heavy cotton, a helmet and respirator, Jessica Ball worked the night shift monitoring “fissure 8,” which has been spewing fountains of lava as high as a 15-story building from a slope on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. Scientists have been in the field measuring the eruptions 24 hours a day, seven days a week since Kilauea first exploded more than two months ago. Helmets protect against falling lava stones, and respirators ward off sulfur gases.

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Scientists defy 'force of nature' to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano