Kilauea volcano continues spewing lava from active fissure in Hawaii

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano destroys 467 homes

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano destroys 467 homes

The massive flow of lava traveling through established channels all the way to the ocean, some 8 miles away.

Activity on Saturday included an explosive event at Halemaumau Crater that had the energy of a 5.3 magnitude quake, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. Along with toxic gas, ash, volcanic glass and lava, Kilauea has also begun spewing gemstones. There continues to be no end in sight amid air quality concerns.

This comes as thick vog, or volcanic smog, continues to surround the southern area of the island, and is expected to move into Kona through the weekend.

A 5.3-magnitude natural disaster centered in the summit region of Kilauea hit the island of Hawaii on Friday afternoon, the Civil Defense officials said.

But residents say perhaps Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes, is trying to make amends for the havoc created by the eruption.

Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said.

Ige says qualifying residents may receive help from the federal government for issues such as shelter, unemployment, trauma and legal matters.

According to KGMB, more than 112 million cubic meters of lava have erupted from 24 fissures that opened up along a 3.8-mile line that cuts through Leilani Estates, ground zero for the ongoing eruptions.

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