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Lava spatter igniting questions about shelters and additional activity

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HONOLULU (KITV) -

Geologists say several fissures are now producing lava spatter.

These new events are also prompting several questions to Hawaii County Civil Defense about the potential of an earthquake generating a tsunami.  The agency says, those messages are false, and there is no geologic evidence for such an event at this time. 

Another concern is the possibility for more shelters in place.  Mayor Harry Kim says it's the main focus emergency officials are working on.

"Keep all main roads open as long as possible, so people can live life of normality.  In regards to more shelters right now, we've identified the possibility, but no plans to open more shelters at this time," said Mayor Kim.

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