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6.9 Earthquake Strikes Hawaii’s Big Island Near Erupting Volcano

A 6.9 earthquake rocks Hawaii’s big island, as the Kilauea volcano continues to erupt. The fresh eruptions have sent fountains of lava into the air, destroying several homes.
This Friday, May 4, 2018, aerial image released by the U.S. Geological Survey, at 12:46 p.m. HST, a column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume occurred after a magnitude 6.9 South Flank of Kīlauea earthquake shook the Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing more than 1,500 people to flee from their mountainside homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
The Civil Defense Agency said fissures had opened up on three streets on the island’s eastern tip and have urged any remaining residents to evacuate the area. The new activity comes a day after Kilauea volcano erupted.
The most recent outbreaks have been occurring on the mountain’s lower east rift zone.
The U.S. Geological Survey said that while the lava was not traveling more than a “few tens of yards” from the vents, ground deformation was continuing and there was high earthquake activity in the area

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