Molten lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to flow on the Big Island as an eleventh fissure opens, destroying dozens of homes and spewing lava hundreds of feet in the air.
A total of 26 homes located in the Leilani Estates have been decimated with molten rock, toxic gases and steam that has been bursting through fissures opened up by the volcano. Thankfully there has been no fatalities reported since the eruptions began on Thursday.
Hawaii Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno told reporters that some fissures have established good flows and just continue to cover the subdivision.
"There’s no sign of slowing down," he said. "We had some pauses yesterday, but it seems like there’s a lot of magma under the ground."
Magno added that “it seems like the flows are extending further from the fissures, so the eruption is progressing.”
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In the Leilani Estates Subdivision, fissure 7 was active for several hours on May 5 with large bubble bursts and spatter. A short lava flow moved northeast and crossed Hookupu St. https://t.co/hMQ8iOnbzi pic.twitter.com/KD0SAQ6VAF— USGS Volcanoes🌋 (@USGSVolcanoes) May 7, 2018