Hawaii Lava, Photos and videos capturing the destruction

PAHOA, HI - MAY 6: In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a lava flow moves on Makamae Street after the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on May 6, 2018 in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. The governor of Hawaii has declared a local state of emergency near the Mount Kilauea volcano after it erupted following a 5.0-magnitude earthquake, forcing the evacuation of nearly 1,700 residents. (Photo by U.S. Geological Survey via Getty Images)

HAWAII- A video of lava deluging a car during Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption and other staggering photos provide a grim look at how powerful the spewing molten rock is.

Weather Nation released footage of the volcano eruption and time-lapse clip shows the creeping lava engulfing a car parked on the side of the road in the Big Island’s Leilani Estates.

Authorities have identified the emergence of 10 fissures, elongated fractures or cracks in the earth’s surface from which lava spews.

On Sunday officials said it was impossible to predict when the destructive volcanic activity will end.
Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, it erupted last week after days of earthquakes. Last Friday the volcanic activity worsen after a powerful, back-to-back tremors shook the island.

 

A lava flow moves on Makamae Street on Sunday in Leilani Estates.
Lava erupts from a fissure in Leilani Estates on Saturday.
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Carolyn McNamara, 70, hugs her neighbor Paul Campbell, 68 at the evacuation center in Pahoa after they moved out of their homes in the Puna community of Leilani Estates on Friday.
A column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume looms over the Big Island on Friday.
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A man watches as lava spews from a fissure in Leilani Estates on Friday.
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Visitors view the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the re-opened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Monday.
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Lava from volcanic fissures slowly flows and overtakes structures and trees in Leilani Estates on Sunday.
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People take photos of lava as steam rises from a fissure in Leilani Estates on Friday.
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A plume of gas mixed with smoke from fires caused by lava rises amid clouds in Leilani Estates on Sunday.
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The collapsed Puu Oo crater, which formed on April 30, spews ash on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Thursday.
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A man climbs onto a petrified lava flow from long ago for a picture of the plume of volcanic smoke over Leilani Estates on Sunday.
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A crack opened on Pahoa’s Pohoiki Road on Saturday.
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Personnel at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park turn people away on Saturday.
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Police and the National Guard check the identification of every vehicle passenger before allowing evacuees to return to their homes in Leilani Estates on Sunday.
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The level of the summit’s lava lake has reportedly dropped since last week.
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Vehicles head for the intersection of Pahoa and Kapoho roads as evacuees are allowed to return to their Leilani Estates homes to gather belongings on Sunday.
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A fissure in Leilani Estates lights up its surroundings on Friday.
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U.S. Geological Survey scientists monitor Kilauea’s eruption spatter on the roads in Leilani Estates on Sunday.
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Parishioners pray at Sacred Heart Church on Hawaii’s Big Island on Sunday.

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