Hawaii volcano erupts, 410 earthquakes in past 24 hours, deadly toxic gas, residents left to fend for themselves

Intellihub news will be providing updates as they come, as lava continues to flow n the Big Island of Hawaii after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the region, followed by a series of aftershocks


HILO (INTELLIHUB) — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on Friday as 410 earthquakes struck the eastern region of the Big Island in the past 24 hours causing lava to flow and fissures to tear apart roads and subdivisions near Lailani Estates as authorities warn resident are on their own amid the release of deadly toxic gases.

Over 14,000 people are without power and several houses have been destroyed from spot eruptions and the ground is hissing.

“It’s hissing and sounds like a jet,” Isaac Krakauer said who was filming a spot eruption which had already destroyed a house. “It’s spewing lava.”

At least 6 fissures have opened up in the area which seem to be forming a path.

Fountains of lava continue to erupt in areas.

Cracks have even opened up in streets and hot gases are escaping.

Hot lava spews from a fissure in Lailani Estates.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has recorded 410 earthquakes in the past 24 hours, the largest being a 6.9 magnitude.

HILO — Map showing 410 earthquakes in the past 24 hours (USGS)

A photojournalist watches as lave spews from a fissure.

One man who knows the volcano well, says it’s “revving up” for something big.

The moment the M6.9 struck.

Check back with Intellihub.com for updates on the situation.

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