Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island
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Kilauea volcano continues to erupt on Hawaii’s Big Island

Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

Steam plumes rise as lava reaches the Pacific Ocean from fissures of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on Sunday. Lava has been spewing from new fissures since May 3.

 

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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

Lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. The volcanic chain of events began April 30 with the collapse of a lava-filled crater 12 miles east of Kilauea’s summit and the lava draining underground.

 

 (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)
Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

People take pictures as lava pours into the ocean, generating plumes of steam near Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava from a collapsed crater began oozing and spewing through fissures in the ground May 3, consuming homes, cars and roads.

 (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)
Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupts Forcing Evacuations

Steam and volcanic gases rise as lava enters the Pacific Ocean. Officials are warning people on Hawaii’s Big Island about a combination of lava and haze. “Laze is when hot lava hits the ocean sending hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles in the air,” the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency told the public May 20.

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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

Eruptive activity from the Kilauea volcano continues in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

An early-morning explosion at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii shoots a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky.

 (U.S. Geological Survey)
Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

An aerial view shows smoke rising from the Pu’u ‘O’o crater on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

National Guard troops patrol the area along Leilani Avenue in Hawaii following volcanic activity in Leilani Estates.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

Lava flows at a new fissure in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island as a local resident walks nearby after taking photos.

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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

A lava fissure erupts from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

 Plants grow in cracks on a hardened lava flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island in Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

A lava flow from the Kilauea volcano cools near homes in the vicinity of fissure 17, on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

Lava from the Kilauea volcano moves across the road in the Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii.

 (Marco Garcia / Associated Press)
Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

A Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologist records a temperature of 218 degrees Fahrenheit at a crack along Nohea Street in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii.

 (U.S. Geological Survey)
Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island

An aerial view shows the 1,000-foot-long fissure that erupted on Kilauea’s east rift zone near Pahoa, Hawaii.

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