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Fissures shoot lava and steam from ground near Kilauea Volcano

Several fissures shot lava into the air on Wednesday but one flow had not advanced any further toward coastal Highway 137, which remains around a mile (1.6 km) distant, County of Hawaii Civil Defense said in a statement. No serious injuries or deaths have been reported from the eruption. Meanwhile ... Read More »

New fissures after volcano eruptions may bring more threat

Video shared with Reuters showed huge flames burning from the fissures, appearing before mass amounts of lava deposits in residential Leilani Estates in Puna district. U.S. Geological Survey said “a large explosion in Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday may mark the beginning of more violent, explosive eruptions that could spray ... Read More »

Earthquakes, lava fissures put Hawaii’s Big Island on high alert

On Saturday, three more homes were reported destroyed, bringing the total to five, said Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for the mayor of Hawaii County, as eruptions continued following a 6.9 tremor that rocked the island’s southeast corner at midday on Friday. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said at midday local time ... Read More »