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Kilauea Volcano Leaking Lava, Evacuations Ordered

Hawaii County is expanding its evacuation order in response to the eruption of Kilauea volcano.

Posted: May 3, 2018 9:21 PM
Updated: May 4, 2018 10:21 AM

UPDATE 9:15 PM

Hawaii County, Hawaii-- Hawaii County is expanding its evacuation order in response to the eruption of Kilauea volcano.

The county is now calling for all residents in the Leilani (LAY-lah-nee) Estates subdivision to evacuate.

Earlier, the order was limited to just part of neighborhood.

The subdivision on the Big Island has a population of about 1,500 people.


The U.S. Geological Survey says new ground cracks were reported Thursday afternoon.

Hot vapor emerged from a crack and spattering lava began to erupt.

Scientists say new vents and outbreaks could occur and it's not possible to say where.

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Hawaii County, Hawaii—Kilauea volcano is releasing red lava into a residential subdivision, prompting the county to order mandatory evacuations.

The county is ordering evacuations for homes.

The eruption comes after days of earthquakes rocked the Puna district of the Big Island.

Earlier in the week, the crater floor of the Puu Oo Vent collapsed.

That caused magma to push more than 10 miles downslope toward the populated southeast coastline of the island.

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