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Cleveland House Explosion Ravages Neighborhood, Leaves 1 Dead

Cleveland House Explosion Ravages Neighborhood, Leaves 1 DeadOne woman was killed and one man critically injured when a house in East



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Hawaii lava evacuee recounts neighborhood shooting near flow

Hawaii lava evacuee recounts neighborhood shooting near flowHONOLULU (AP) — A woman who evacuated her Hawaii home because of the erupting Kilauea volcano said Thursday she filmed an angry neighbor shooting at a man near a lava flow.



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Active fissure causing destruction in Hawaii neighborhood

Active fissure causing destruction in Hawaii neighborhoodFollowing the eruption at Kilauea, one of the most active fissures has led to mass evacuations in one neighborhood. Authorities warn people who refuse to leave may be left to face the dangers on their own.



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The Latest: 2 new lava vents open up in Hawaii neighborhood

The Latest: 2 new lava vents open up in Hawaii neighborhoodPAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local):



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Lava shoots through a 500-foot-long fissure in the middle of a Hawaiian neighborhood

Lava shoots through a 500-foot-long fissure in the middle of a Hawaiian neighborhoodA fissure nearly 500 feet long opened up in the Leilani Estates neighborhood in Hawaii Thursday evening, spewing lava into the air for around two hours. The lava didn't engulf any homes but prompted some evacuations. The molten rock only traveled around a few yards from the large crack, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey.  This volcanic behavior, while exciting, is normal for the Big Island's Kilauea volcano, which is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. It's been flowing continuously since the 1980s, though not always invading communities.  SEE ALSO: Earth just soared past yet another climate change milestone "This is a very active volcano," Janine Krippner, a volcanologist at Concord University's Department of Physical Sciences, said in an interview. "This is constantly happening." The eruption began at around 4:45 p.m. in Hawaii, and a second fissure may have opened up in the middle of the night. But it's unknown what will happen next. "It's impossible to say exactly where or when it will erupt now," said Krippner. "There are different pathways the lava can take to get to the surface." Residents, however, had good forewarning of a potential eruption. Local volcanologists had been measuring increased earthquake activity in the region, a sign that molten rock was swelling beneath the ground. Locals found cracks in roads, and last week lava overflowed from the giant lava pit in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Lava can be seen spewing from a vent in Hawaii's Leilani Estates community on the Big Island after eruption of Kilauea volcano. t.co/DdDqlKmyV2The county has ordered evacuations for all of Leilani Estates, which according to the last Census has a population of 1,500. pic.twitter.com/v8O2poQGPe — ABC News (@ABC) May 4, 2018 But Hawaiian volcanoes, known as shield volcanoes, are the type that form land — not destroy it. The magma is considerably less thick than the magma brewing beneath explosive volcanoes, like Mount St. Helens or the infamous Mount Vesuvius. These explosive volcanoes trap heat and pressure, sometimes resulting in powerful, deadly bursts. Conversely, Hawaiian volcanoes, when active, flow constantly, cool, and form land. In fact, 90 percent of the rock surface on Kilauea is less than 1,000 years old, said Krippner, referencing how new lava flows are consistently covering the land. The volcano is in a building phase, and we happen to be building on top of it.  Although Hawaiian volcanoes rarely have large, explosive events, they certainly do produce some hazards — though they're rarely life-threatening.  "This is one of the less dangerous types of eruptions," said Krippner. "With these lava flows you can escape relatively easily." Lava covers a road in Hawaii Volcano National Park in 1969.Image: USGSBut lava can still cover roads and gradually invade neighborhoods, as was seen in the recent 2014 eruption event. The volcano also emits a lot of sulfur dioxide, which can be especially hazardous to people who have respiratory problems. Prior to the actual eruptions, quaking can also cause land to deform and collapse — perhaps the greatest threat of all.  The Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes is called Pele, and as residents know well, Pele regularly comes awake in this region. "Pele does her thing every now again," said Krippner. "This is what she does."  WATCH: It takes absolute precision to construct Earth's largest telescope, which will peak into far-off alien worlds



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Mandatory Evacuations Ordered As Lava Spews Into Hawaii Residential Neighborhood

Mandatory Evacuations Ordered As Lava Spews Into Hawaii Residential NeighborhoodKilauea, one of Hawaii's most active volcanos, erupted on Thursday, spewing



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Lava from volcano flows into Hawaiian neighborhood

Lava from volcano flows into Hawaiian neighborhoodHawaii’s Kilauea volcano is releasing red lava into a residential subdivision, prompting the county to order mandatory evacuations. Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder said Thursday red lava emerged on Mohala Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision. The county is calling for all residents in the subdivision to evacuate.



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Sedan of missing man Joshua Thiede found in Los Angeles neighborhood

Sedan of missing man Joshua Thiede found in Los Angeles neighborhoodThe vehicle of missing man Joshua Thiede, who is an Uber and Lyft driver, was found in an area of Los Angeles just east of Hollywood Monday.



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Puerto Rico Neighborhood Erupts in Cheers as Power Finally Comes On, Months After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Neighborhood Erupts in Cheers as Power Finally Comes On, Months After Hurricane MariaThe devastating storm left most of the island in the dark.



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Wildfire burns homes, winery in L.A.'s posh Bel-Air neighborhood

Wildfire burns homes, winery in L.A.'s posh Bel-Air neighborhoodThe so-called Skirball Fire, which erupted early on Wednesday as the latest in a rash of major blazes fueled by hot, dry Santa Ana winds, had burned about 150 acres near large estates in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles by early afternoon. Firefighters battled to save multimillion-dollar homes in the path of the flames, which also forced the closure of the San Diego (405) Freeway in both directions, and warned that if the winds picked up again in the evening the situation could become even more dire. “It would be safe to say there are hundreds of homes in the area,” said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.



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