As the crater at Kilauea’s summit continues to widen, scientists say they have clocked lava flows exiting fissure number 8 at speeds in excess of 20 miles-per-hour.
Toxic gasses and debris are affecting the air quality withing a three to five mile radius of fissure vents and the main crater where gas escapes at temperatures as hot as 2300° F.
Experts believe that pressure in the crater will continue to build and eventually release in a a massive explosive blast.
Likewise, being exposed to the gases is not a great idea either.
Over 894 families have applied for FEMA assistance.
Residents should remain vigilant.