Stunning images show golfers undisturbed by volcano eruption in Hawaii

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Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano has experts paying attention and asking those in proximity to the eruption to be prepared. On Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) raised its alert level to “red,” indicating that “Major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.”

Still, at Volcano Golf and Country Club, some ambitious golfers found the time to sneak in a few holes as ash flung into the air behind them, leading to some stunningly asynchronous images captured by Mario Tama for Getty Images. You can take a look at the wild scene below.

Despite the red alert now in effect, a few focused golfers were able to find the time to get a few holes.

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Volcano Golf and Country Club is aptly named, but is reportedly safe from the path of the volcano for now. Sanae Gathwright, vice president of golf course operations, said that they’re ready to move if that changes. “If something happens, we’ll be out of here in minutes,” Gathwright said.

Mario Tama/Getty Images

Via: Golf.com

Some playing the course posted photos of the scene to Instagram — it’s tough to imagine a more difficult distraction than a natural disaster playing out in the background.

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