Metal Fence Can't Stop Oozing Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Storyful Published May 7, 2018 51,956 Plays

Rumble / Natural PhenomenaLava burst from the ground near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on May 5, following a magnitude-6.9 earthquake the day before. The US Geological Survey said the quake, the strongest in Hawaii since 1975, took place near Leilani Estates. Eruptions followed and at least five homes had been destroyed, Hawaii News Now reported.

Footage captures lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano oozing through a metal fence on the Leilani Estates neighborhood on May 6. Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency confirmed that a total of 26 homes had been destroyed by the flows since the volcano erupted.

Officials in Hawaii issued an evacuation order for the Leilani Estates community on the Big Island after vent began spewing lava following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano. This footage shows a glimpse of the lava stream from near the Leilani Estates. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that a mandatory evacuation was in effect for Leilani Estates residents from Luana Street to Mohala Street. A column of smoke and ash rose from the Kilauea volcano following a massive earthquake that rattled the island.

The lava flowed for several yards before stopping, taking its toll on trees, homes, cars, etc, swallowing anything that stood on its way. The dramatic sight was captured in this video featuring several footages, catching a glimpse of the horrific situation!

Nine fissure eruptions were reported at Leilani Estates, near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, late on Sunday, May 6, two days after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit the area. This footage shows fissure fountains as they erupt at Leilani Estates, in the district of Puna. Some 1,800 residents in the local communities of Leilani Estate and Lanipuna Gardens were under an evacuation order. At least 26 homes had been destroyed by Sunday evening, the Star Advertiser said.

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2 COMMENTS

  • debdeb, 1 year ago

    How come at the 4:20 mark when you can clearly see that the Lava is heading straight for the car you didn't try to warn the owner about it? Instead you just sit there and watch it happen. I'm sure the home owner may have already evacuated, but, it would have been nice if you had stated the situation. What a horrible thing the people of Hawaii are going through (even though it is a beautiful thing to watch Lava anywhere).

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  • moxiez, 1 year ago

    R2D2! Nooooooo!!!!

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