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Hawaii volcano: Kilauea erupts again and new fissures appear in ground as families flee

Hawaii volcano: Kilauea erupts again and new fissures appear in ground as families fleeA volcano in Hawaii has erupted again, spewing toxic gases from two new vents and prompting authorities to call for an immediate evacuation of residents from a second neighbourhood. Authorities had ordered nearly 2,000 residents to leave two communities on Big Island last Thursday, but some ignored the order and decided to remain at home and watch over their property. On Tuesday, the emergence of the two new vents prompted Hawaii County to issue an emergency bulletin ordering residents of Lanipuna Gardens to leave their homes immediately.



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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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Earthquakes, lava fissures could last for months on Hawaii – USGS

Earthquakes, lava fissures could last for months on Hawaii - USGSBy Karin Stanton PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – More homes on Hawaii’s Big Island were destroyed on Saturday as eruptions linked to the Kilauea volcano increased, spewing lava into residential areas and forcing nearly 2,000 people to evacuate, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Saturday that several new lava fissures had opened in the Leilani Estates subdivision of Puna District, about a dozen miles (19 km) from the volcano. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said at midday local time on Saturday that “eruptive activity is increasing and is expected to continue.” Janet Babb, a spokeswoman for the observatory, said by telephone that the eruptions could carry on “for weeks or months.” Babb said the activity since Thursday is beginning to show similarities to another event in the area in 1955 that lasted for 88 days, when far fewer people lived near the volcano.



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