Volcanologist: Effects of laze could reach 15 miles downwind

  • This U.S. Geological Survey map shows the two points of ocean entry for lava from Kilauea Volcano between Pohoiki and Opihikao.

“Laze,” the noxious, potentially deadly gas caused by hot lava hitting the ocean, could have a potentially widespread effect in lower Puna, according to a Hawaiian Volcano Observatory official.