Lava outbreak triggers evacuations in Hawaii amid fears of imminent eruption
The lava outbreak has reached the Leilani Estates on the Hawaii island, forcing the County Civil Defense to issue evacuation orders to some 10,000 residents of Puna community into emergency shelter set up by the American Red Cross.
Residents from Luana Street to the end of Leilani Estates are being asked to vacate their homes, Civil Defense confirmed, according to Khon Channel 2. In addition, areas bordering the East Rift Zone, from Puu Oo crater down to Kapoho, also face a high risk, and are urged to prepare an emergency plan.
#Kilauea update: #PuuOo erupted red ash when crater collapsed (webcam is coated).
+ 61G flow sluggish, but active.
+ 1km-long #groundcrack uprift of PuuOo
+ Summit unaffected by ERZ activity
Images: https://t.co/gU4wYZM10M#Hawaii #volcano pic.twitter.com/FyzlrSWb8w
— USGS Volcanoes🌋 (@USGSVolcanoes) May 2, 2018
#Yellowstone #Volcano Observatory Monthly Update NORMAL/GREEN.https://t.co/fBdJsZs1a8
Seismicity at background levels, caldera-wide subsidence, Norris deformation minimal, 3 eruptions of Steamboat geyser (pictured) in past 6 weeks. pic.twitter.com/kN793HwnQB
— USGS Volcanoes🌋 (@USGSVolcanoes) May 1, 2018