Kilauea volcano destroys 467 Hawaiian homes, officials say

Kilauea volcano destroys 467 Hawaiian homes, officials say

Kilauea volcano destroys 467 Hawaiian homes, officials say

Islanders desperately clinging onto life as they try to escape must also avoid up to 35 earthquakes an hour, sharp volcanic glass fragments being spat from the menacing volcano as well as a blanket of ash that threatens to paralyse America's 50th state. A 5.3-magnitude natural disaster, centered in the summit region of the volcano, hit the island on Friday. Several residents have reported symptoms such as itchy throats and watery eyes and noses in response to the affected air quality, KMGB reports.

The terrifying video shows hot lava rapidly flowing from Fissure 8 through the Leilani Estates over the weekend.

Meanwhile, change continues at Kilauea summit in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with slumping of terrain around Halema'uma'u crater occurring after earthquakes caused by pressure explosions at the crater.

Thousands were evacuated and hundreds of homes have been destroyed since the eruption began in May.

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Gov. David Ige said Thursday that President Trump approved the request for individual assistance Thursday.

While fissure 8 continues to steadily produce lava from Kilauea volcano, three other fissures are displaying weak signs of activity.

Ige said qualifying residents may receive help from the federal government for issues such as shelter, unemployment, trauma and legal matters.

According to the US Geological Survey on that date, lava fountains from the fissure "pulsed to heights of 185 to 200 feet overnight" and the molten rock continued to flow down a channel to the ocean at Kapoho.

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