Hawaii residents are facing the highest volcanic activity alert after  officials warned Tuesday that the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano is growing more explosive.

The U.S. Geological Survery upgraded its previous volcano warning from “orange” to “red,” signifying that an “eruption is forecasted to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely,” or that an eruption is already underway.

HAWAII VOLCANO: WHAT’S THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO FOR KILAUEU?

“At any time, activity may become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent,” local officials told Fox News amid the alert, which was issued just before 1:30 p.m. local time.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/15/hawaii-volcano-eruption-intensifies-triggering-red-warning.html

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