Eruption Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō on Hawaii

After an earthquake south of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō causing rockfalls and possibly additional collapse into the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater on the Kīlauea volcano complex  the Volcano started to erupt.

Since then  lava from this Hawaii volcano (Big Island)  is flowing in the direction of the community of Pahoa with 1500 inhabitants.

Since the first earthquake another M6.9 earthquake took place on the East Rift zone and was followed up by continuing fissure eruptions on Leilani Estates.On the night from the 4th of may the USGS reports 6 fissures flowing lava in the area. Another hazard in the region right now is the sulfur dioxide being emitted from the fissures.

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