By: Steve Dellar | 05-05-2018 | News
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Hawaii – Fresh Eruptions And Major Earthquakes Prompt Further Evacuations (Video)

New volcanic eruptions which created rivers of lava spilling into streets in combination with several major earthquakes (a 6.9 magnitude quake just south-east of the volcano was recorded) have prompted further evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island as the natural disaster destroyed several homes. Fissures could be seen on at least three streets already and the Civil Defense Agency therefore decided to broaden the evacuation area.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="ro" dir="ltr">Mandatory evacuation of Leilani Estates &amp; Lanipuna Gardens Subdivisions now in effect. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; COH Civil Defense (@CivilDefenseHI) <a href="">May 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The USGS said that the "vigorous lava spattering" was a clear sign of further outbreaks in the area coming.

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Mr Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for the Hawaiian government claimed that the "elevated levels" of sulphur dioxide were dangerous for anyone wanting to return to their home to check on possible damage.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hawaii’s most active volcano causes mass evacuations <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; TIME (@TIME) <a href="">May 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"It is quite toxic and in fact, even our first responders find it too hazardous at this time to go back into the sub-divisions without heavy, protective equipment," Ms Snyder stated.

Ms Maija Stenback, who was amongst those evacuated, stated: “Within about half an hour of the eruption, it was on social media, so me and my daughter went down to look at it. You could hear and feel the eruption a good half a mile away, and the closer you got, the more you could feel it.”

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Incredible video shows ongoing eruptions from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii causing the earth to split, and fountains of lava shoot into the air on a street in Leilani Estates. <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; ABC News (@ABC) <a href="">May 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“It was like when someone plays the bass really heavy, and you can feel the bass - you could really feel the power and the lava - the colour was unbelievable, and the sound was unbelievable.”

“It sounds very explosive… It's spitting out as hard as it can. It's not so much what you hear, it's what you feel.”


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Anonymous No. 25270 2018-05-07 : 00:32

but what volcano is it

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