Volcano Eruption Forces 1,500 Residents To Evacuate In Hawaii

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Thousands were forced to evacuate after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake sparked Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano to erupt. Lava and plumes of smoke filled the sky as magma flowed through the streets. Check out this jaw-dropping footage.

Red molten lava continued to spurt into the sky Friday morning hours after Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, forcing officials to issue widespread evacuation orders to more than 1,500 residents.

Aerial drone footage showed a line of lava snaking its way through forest land and bubbling up on paved streets near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. Elsewhere, lava spurted into the sky from cracks in the road.

The activity continued early Friday with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirming reports of eruptions from volcanic vents on at least two streets.

All residents in the area were ordered to evacuate immediately.

 

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