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Amount of ash in plume above Hawaii volcano decreases

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PAHO, Hawaii (AP) — A geophysicist says a plume that’s rising from the Kilauea volcano summit on Hawaii’s Big Island does not contain as much ash as it did on Tuesday.

Mike Poland with the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday the plume seems to be made largely of rock dust.

Because there’s little wind, the plume for the most part is rising vertically over the summit.

USGS scientists will not monitor the plume from a summit observatory because of fears

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