Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island

Categories: Catastrophes

On May 4, the eruption of the Kilauea volcano began on the island of Hawaii (translated from Hawaiian — "spewing", "splashing" or "strongly spreading"). Tremors were felt several days before the eruption, so it was not a surprise for the authorities and local residents — everyone was preparing for evacuation. And when the side cinder cone of the Puu-oo volcano Kilauea collapsed, lava flowed down the slope to residential areas.

As a result, 35 houses were destroyed and about 1,700 local residents were evacuated. The fiery mass destroys trees, houses, roads on its way. Numerous volcanic cracks appear on the earth, which are accompanied by earthquakes. They emit poisonous vapors of sulfur dioxide, which is deadly for humans. Experts' forecasts are still disappointing, and it is unknown when the eruption will end.

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island Source: Daily Mail

Eyewitness Brandon Clement (Brandon Clement) took a video of how the spreading lava slowly but surely gets to the white "Mustang" and burns it.

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island A photo taken by the US Geological Survey shows the crater of the Kilauea volcano.

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island The closest settlement to the volcano was Leilani Estates.

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island Kilauea volcano is one of the youngest and most active in the world. In 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017, the volcano has already erupted.

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island According to the Hawaii Civil Defense Service, there are no casualties at the moment.

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island Kilauea volcano has a special significance for Hawaiians. According to legend, Pele lives there — the goddess of volcanoes, fire and strong wind in the Hawaiian religion. In the photo you can see the offerings to the ancient goddess.

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island

Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to destroy the island

Keywords: Volcano | Hawaii | Eruption | Lava | Island | Evacuation

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