Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

Lava spills into streets after volcano eruption

Lava spills into streets after volcano eruption

More than 1,700 people were evacuated from Big Island neighborhoods after the Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday.

Cracks emerged in the volcano's East Rift Zone - an area of fissures miles away from the volcano's summit.

The volcano, which became active, was the result of the Friday's 6.9 magnitude natural disaster, and has already driven people out of their homes in Big Island, CNN reported.

U.S. Geological Survey volcanologist Wendy Stovall says lava fountains spewed as high as 230 feet (70 meters) into the air Saturday night only 15 minutes after the initial eruption from a new fissure.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory was unable to issue Volcano Watch by its regular Thursday deadline on May 3 due to unfolding events on Kilauea Volcano.

The Washington Post reports that a day after the volcanic eruption on the big island of Hawaii, two major earthquakes struck the area.

On Friday morning, the Hawaii Country Civil Defence Agency said the volcanic activity still continued and another vent had opened up overnight.

Ikaika Marzo, who lives in the Big Island, said the jolts and tremors have been consistent.

It warned: "This is not the time for sightseeing".

Authorities on scene will determine what areas will be safe for you to enter.

"Under Emergency Provisions, any looting or vandalism will be treated as a felony", the statement said.

A nearby neighbourhood, Lanipuna Gardens, which has a few dozen people, also was evacuated.

Breathing large amounts of sulfur dioxide could result in burning of the nose and throat and breathing difficulties, the agency says. "Elderly, young, and people with compromised respiratory systems are especially vulnerable".

Record Bank Holiday Monday temperatures expected in Scotland
A forecast on the Met Office website reads: "Bank Holiday Monday promises to be another very warm day, with plenty of sunshine". Miss Yeomans said the warm and sunny weather forecast for southern Britain is a reversal of conditions in early May past year .

The eruption was preceded by hundreds of small earthquakes in recent days. She's staying at a cabin with her daughter's in-laws. "I wish it weren't that way", Barrios said.

He stated: "It is more than just a loss of a home". Harry Kim, mayor of Hawaii County, said the government will support residents, including those who want to go back to their homes to pick up some belongings.

"I also understand that I live in lava zone one".

Her husband died two years ago. "It is devastating ... however I've come to phrases with it".

Please, the residents of Leilani need your help. "Am I going to have to move to somewhere else on the island?"

Leilani Estates is about 25 miles from Kilauea and close to 30 miles south of Hilo, a popular vacation destination.

Almost 30 years ago, lava slowly covered an entire town, Kalapana, over the period of about a year.

Scientists said Kilauea was likely to release more lava through additional vents, but they were unable to predict exactly where.

The County will keep the community informed about the situation, and stands ready to ensure the safety and security of its residents, he said.

Sonner was at work this week when she heard that lava had erupted in her neighborhood.

After Hawaii's false ballistic missile alert in January, Sonner realized she didn't have an emergency plan.

"It's just very emotional", Binkley said.

This time she was ready. Her brother took the photo.

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