The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii started erupting on May 3rd and has so far destroyed 26 homes and forced almost 2,000 people from their homes.
Kilauea erupted last Thursday, spewing lava and molten rock all over the southern region of Puna in Hawaii. A short series of powerful earthquakes destroyed the crater floor, damaging the internal structure of the mountain.
USGS has warned that continued activity, including further eruptions and earthquakes, could continue, with experts unable to predict when the volcano’s activity will subside. Five volcanoes make up the Big Island: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. Of the five volcanoes, three are currently active: Maunaloa, Loihi, and Kilauea.
More than 10,000 local Hawaiian’s have evacuated the region, particularly in the Leilani Estates, where the lava has taken over more than half the area.
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