Ash advisory ends after explosion at Kilauea’s summit; sulfur dioxide levels elevated in Puna

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald At Cooper Center in Volcano, a sign notes that masks will he distributed starting at 1 p.m. for those concerned about ash from Kilauea volcano.
Panorama this morning of Halemaʻumaʻu overlook vent from HVO Observation Tower.
Aerial view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area at about 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Cracks continued to open and widen during the past 24 hours. Photo by USGS.

The National Weather Service withdrew its ash advisory following an explosive event at Kilauea’s summit Thursday morning.