By Nick Baum
FRIDAY – 5/4/18
Mount Kilauea, located on the big island of Hawaii, is one of the state’s most famous volcanoes, being active for hundreds of years. However, hours ago the areas surrounding the volcano have been evacuated due to volcanic activity.
In the early hours of May 4th, the volcano finally erupted, with a large string of smoke being visible currently. Lava sank down into residential subdivisions, and over 1,700 residents have been evacuated, and over 700 structures have been abandoned.
So far, no injuries or deaths have been recorded, due to the early warning from experts that it might erupt. So far, there is no telling how far the eruption will travel or how long it will last. So far, both paved streets as well as a set of villages, Lelaini Estates and Lanipuna Gardens, have been evacuated due to the incoming eruption.
Sources: CNN, CBS