Kilauea, Hawaii’s Active Volcano

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Kilauea, Hawaii’s Active Volcano

Anna D., Staff Writer

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The latest eruptions of Kilauea, the most active volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, have rendered parts of a once-serene neighborhood on the island unrecognizable.
On April 30, the floor of a crater on top of the volcano collapsed, sending its pool of lava back underground and causing small earthquakes. Scientists predicted the magma would travel elsewhere and push its way back to the surface somewhere in the East Rift Zone.

Days later, the ground split open on the east side of the island’s Leilani Estates neighborhood, exposing an angry red beneath the lush landscape. From the widening gash, molten rock burbled and splashed, then shot dozens of feet in the air. Many people were running searching for a place including Brandon Clementone of the survivors said “We set up a tent structure for the people’s thing about 10 percent of the stuff is actually mine everything else is other peoples.” He his family and other families are in hiding in this special tent.

Recently holes are opening in the big island and lava is spilling out. Multan lava is

destroying homes as it slowly damages and kills anything in its path. However officials say there is no saying how long this eruption can take.

 

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