New fissures open up near Hawaiian volcano as danger persists

New fissures open up near Hawaiian volcano as danger persistsThe Kilauea volcano, the most active in Hawaii, was highly unstable Sunday as lava spouted into the air and fissures emitted deadly gases — hazards that have forced thousands of people to evacuate. Eight fissures have opened so far, the most recent one late Saturday, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported at 9:40 GMT on Sunday. All are in or near Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens areas, where over 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate.



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