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According to United States Geological Survey, a new fissure erupted in the evening of May 5, 2018, beginning with small spattering at about 8:44 p.m. local time. By 9:00 p.m., as seen from Luana Street in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kilauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, lava fountains as high as about 230 ft were erupting from the fissure. (Photo: US Geological Survey)

Kilauea volcano is erupting on Hawaii’s Big Island causing, and threatening to cause, damage in many areas. Residents were advised to evacuate on May 3, and they were told to expect to be out of their homes for at least two weeks.

According to recent reports, the number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of 10 openings in the ground created by has climbed to at least 26, and five other structures have also been destroyed.

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