Hawaii residents evacuated in wake of volcanic eruption, earthquake

Nduta Waweru May 05, 2018
Volcano Outdoors National Park Hawaii Kilauea

Residents in one of Hawaii’s towns have been evacuated after Kilauea volcano erupted and lava flowing to residential areas.

Pahoa residents were forced to leave the town after stream and lava seeped through a crack in Leilani Estates.

The eruption was followed by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake and a 6.9 magnitude earthquake an hour later.

The warning had comes weeks before when the authorities informed them of the seismic activities, which eventually led to the close of one of the schools in the area.

The last major eruption of  Kīlauea volcano was in 2014, which lasted for several months.

Last Edited by:Nduta Waweru Updated: May 5, 2018


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