Deadly Hawaii Volcano Eruption – Lava Bursts 40ft High from 17 Cracks and Evokes WORST Earthquake in 10 Years (PHOTOS)+ Video (UPD)

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Kilauea volcano has erupted near a residential area on and destroyed 26 houses, the local authorities declared an emergency and the obligatory evacuation of 1,700 local residents, NPR reports.

UPD May 14 (06:00 EST):

  •  Two lava cracks have opened up on ’s Big Island during the furiosity of a geothermal energy plant.

Source: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

  • is expecting a possibly explosive volcanic eruption.

Source: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

  • Red and black lava bursts 40 feet high and more than 150 feet in length.

Source: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

  • The first new crack opened on Saturday morning.

Source: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

  •  The total number of cracks to 17.

Source: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Source: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

  • Plant workers have already removed the 50,000 gallons of pentane.

Source: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

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The number of buildings destroyed by ’s Kilauea volcano has risen to 30 (26 homes and 4 other buildings), AP News reports. Lava is bursting more than 200 feet into the air.

Almost 1, 700 people have been forced to leave the populated area on ’s Big Island as Kilauea volcano erupted after a series of recent earthquakes. Puu Oo, a volcanic crater collapsed this week, bursting lava down the mountain to the residential area.

’s Governor David Ige says he asked National Guard to help evacuate thousands of people. “Those remaining in Leilani and Lanipuna Gardens and along Pohoiki Road need to prepare to leave because if the winds change, you could be gassed,” County Council member stated in Facebook.

Amber Makuakane, a single mother of two, stated their home was destroyed by lava, “They don’t really understand,” she said about her children. “My son keeps asking me, ‘Mommy when are we going to go home?’”

Gepostet von Shane Turpin am Samstag, 5. Mai 2018

Several small earthquakes also continue to rock the area since a 6.9 magnitude temblor hit on Friday, which were the strongest ones since 1975.

It’s reported that new vents could open up, so it would be impossible to predict where the ground could split and burst lava out.

According to the USGS, the latter one was the state’s strongest since a 7.1-magnitude quake that hit in “almost exactly the same location” in 1975.

Horrifying photos 

Lava burning down miles of the island:

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Source: Getty

Terrific photos of the furious volcano, see lava emissions from a crack:

Source: Getty

Ash clouds appear above the mount after the eruption:

Source: Getty

Lava emerges on the ground following the volcano eruption:

Source: Getty

Lava has destroyed almost 30 buildings and that one is among them:

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Source: Twitter

Source: Getty

Video of terrifying lava:


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