Warning: Don’t Roast Marshmallows Over Hawaii Volcano

by Yashasvi Shaktawat
by Yashasvi Shaktawat 565

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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has taken to social media to answer questions about the volcano eruption in Hawaii which includes a warning against roasting marshmallows and hot dogs too.

What Is It?

The Kilauea volcano eruption began on May 3 and has spread like a wildfire causing thousands of people to evacuate in the affected areas. The volcano eruption has already caused destruction along the way, destroying buildings and other infrastructure. The USGS has issued a warning about volcano eruptions and harmful gas emissions, making a notice about warning people to noet to try any stunts with the eruption as it can be harmful.

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What’s In It?

People took to Twitter and other social media channels about roasting marshmallows and hot dogs to which USGS politely responded saying that it’s not safe. If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 or H2S, they would taste bad. It might also have a chance of a reaction as the gas emitted from the eruption are harmful and hazardous.

The ‘vog’ is a type of volcanic smog from gas, and acidic droplets created when sulfur dioxide and other gases emitted from a volcano chemically interact with sunlight and atmospheric oxygen, moisture and dust.

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