Hawaii volcano erupts; county issues evacuation orders

Recent earthquakes as of 1:28 p.m. Tuesday

Recent earthquakes as of 1:28 p.m. Tuesday

Lava flows from the volcano, one of five on the island, have covered 48 square miles (125 sq km), according to the US Geological Survey.

According to County officials, Puna Geothermal Venture is executing their emergency plan and starting to shut down operations.

"The entire County emergency response team has been activated", the county says.

Earlier Thursday, seismic activity had flagged - a good sign - but officials continued to stress that residents along Kilauea's east rift zone should continue to prepare for a possible eruption.

Authorities are responding to a lava outbreak in Leilani Estates, where officers are going door-to-door to tell residents to evacuate.

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"A lava breakout remains a possibility - and it could happen quickly", Janet Babb, an HVO geologist, told NPR, adding that these types of events are almost impossible to predict. She tells The Associated Press that there quite a bit of magma in the volcano's system.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter for affected residents at Pahoa Community Center, 15-3022 Kauhale Street. "You could just smell sulfur and burning trees and underbrush and stuff", he told Honolulu television station KHON. The only thing comparable is if someone "put a bunch of rocks into a dryer' and turned it on high".

It was also reported lava spread out over an area about 200 yards behind a house in Leilani Estates on Thursday. He said it sounded like a jet engine.

The US Geological Survey said new ground cracks were reported on Thursday afternoon.

Residents of that impacted area, some 1,700 people, were under mandatory evacuation after the burst from Kilauea, one of the most active volcanos in the world.

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It's located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has since closed off almost 15,700 acres due to "the possibility of a new eruption and unstable geologic activity". "All areas bordering the East Rift Zone are at high risk for eruption activities".

It emphasized that the early stages of fissure eruptions are "dynamic", and "additional vents and new lava outbreaks may occur".

"Department of Public Works reports steam and lava emissions from a crack in Leilani Subdivision in the area of Mohala Street", the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency wrote in a Facebook post.

Residents in Puna are being urged to be on alert after a series of small earthquakes in Kilauea volcano's east rift zone, which may indicate an eruption is imminent. That caused magma to push more than 10 miles (16 kilometers) downslope toward the populated southeast coastline of the island.

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