Hawaii Kilauea volcano eruption: Thousands forced to evacuate after 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Big Island

Hawaii Kilauea volcano eruption: Thousands forced to evacuate after 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Big IslandThousands of people have been evacuated from their homes on Hawaii’s Big Island after the Kilauea volcano spewed lava into residential areas and a series of earthquakes, including the largest to strike the state in 43 years, shook the island. A 6.9 magnitude quake followed closely after a 5.8 magnitude, both occurring near a town whose residents already faced mandatory evacuations due to bubbling lava. Big Island has been placed on high alert as scientists and local officials warned residents seismic and volcanic activity is likely to continue.



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