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See stunning photos of group golfing in front of erupting Kilauea volcano

For The Win logo For The Win 5/16/2018 Nina Mandell

a group of people in a field: File photo © File photo File photo In stunning photos captured by Getty Images' Mario Tama, people are seen golfing as an ash plume rises in the distance from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, which has been wrecking havoc on the Big Island of Hawaii. Two thousand people were evacuated from their homes since a significant eruptive episode that began on May 3.

More from USA TODAY:

KÄ«lauea belched a towering column of smoke and ash above the Big Island on Tuesday as small earthquakes shook the area - a show of force from the volcano that's not been seen in 12 days.

But the eruption Tuesday was not as serious as some have feared and so far has fallen short of a catastrophic massive steam emission.

And while this does seem like not a great time to be playing a round, scientists, according to USA TODAY, said the ash poses no significant health risk.

Authorities say the ash is powdered rock and poses no significant health threat as of 1 p.m. local time. Poisonous gases that do pose a threat are also being blown away from the island's biggest city, Hilo. The eruption began early Tuesday morning and continued through the day.

Read more about the volcano at USA TODAY.

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