Hawaii volcano eruption news: Will Kilauea volcano erupt AGAIN?

May 4, 2018 4:03 PM

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Hawaii volcano eruption news: Will Kilauea volcano erupt AGAIN?

HAWAII'S Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday sending molten lava and toxic gases into the air on Big Island. Will Kilauea volcano erupt AGAIN? The residential area of Leilani Estates has had its 1,700 residents evacuated for fear of lava destroying homes.

According to Hawaii News Now, The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirmed active volcanic vents have been erupting on Makamae and Mohala streets.

Streams of lava have also been seen flowing through woods and onto roads.

A crack in the floor near Leilani Estates has been releasing lava and steam towards homes.

It seems to have calmed for now, with magma cooling to rock, however Hawaiian authorities are on high alert.

Mount Kilauea is the most active volcano of the five that make up Hawaii, having almost constantly erupted since 1983.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there were nearly 70 earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or stronger from Tuesday to Wednesday.

The eruption occurred due to lava spilling through the crumbling floor of Puu Oo crater.

Source: express.co.uk

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