Impressive Lava Flows In Residential Neighborhood After Eruption Of Kilauea Volcano In Hawaii

The Kilauea volcano, located Hawaii’s Big Island, has been erupting almost continuously since 1983, according to the US Geological Survey. Here’s a collection of stunning pictures from the latest eruption that started May 3, 2018 and threatened residential neighborhood with lava flows and toxic gases emerging from fissures on the ground.

Impressive lava flows in residential neighborhood after eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
On May 4, 2018, a column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume occurred on the south flank of Kilauea, after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook the Big Island of Hawaii. – USGS
Impressive lava flows in residential neighborhood after eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
Fissure 3 at Leilani and Kaupili Streets in Leilani Estates on May 4, 2018. Lava on the road was approximately 2 meters thick. – USGS
Impressive lava flows in residential neighborhood after eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
On the morning of May 5, 2018, lava from fissure 7 slowly advanced to the northeast on Hookapu Street in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone, burning trees and power poles. – USGS
Impressive lava flows in residential neighborhood after eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows across a road in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 5, 2018. – Marco Garcia / AP
Impressive lava flows in residential neighborhood after eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
Leilani Estates resident Sam Knox watches the lava stretch across the road on May 5, 2018. Knox’s home is less than a few hundred yards from the lava flow and he does not have any plans to evacuate. He said he was hopeful the lava will not take his home. – Marco Garcia / AP

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