Lava flow in Hawaii reaches nearly 4 square miles

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PAHOA, Hawaii (CNN) — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the lava flow we’ve all been watching for a few weeks now in Leilani Estates is now covering more than 2,300 acres, or 3.7 square miles. 

Halemaumau Crater is producing small bursts of volcanic ash.

The ash is slowly being pushed downwind.

Additionally, volcanic gases, vog, and ash emissions may increase in areas downwind of the vents.

Areas nearby should expect elevated levels of sulfur dioxide.

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