Lava fountains spew aggressively from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Hawaiian Volcano Erupts As Molten Lava Flows Into Residential Neighborhoods

More homes on Hawaii's Big Island were destroyed on Saturday as eruptions linked to the Kilauea volcano increased, spewing lava into residential areas and forcing almost 2,000 people to evacuate.

Lava began spewing into the sky through fissures in the ground in the Leilani Estates neighborhood on Thursday.

The southeast corner of the Big Island was rocked by a 6.9 tremor on Saturday, and more earthquakes and eruptions are expected. The U.S. Geological Survey says one of the new fissures has already stopped shooting lava. "There's a lot of glow, a lot of fires".

Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Talmadge Magno told CNN affiliate KHON that the vents had quietened Saturday, "but we're pretty certain that we're not done yet". "It doesn't look like it is slowing down", he said.

And the fear is that lava will spew out of cracks created by those earthquakes and destroy nearby homes.

Local government officials said if conditions permit, residents in Leilani Estates, the neighborhood where the eruptions have been occurring, would be allowed to enter the neighborhood to complete the evacuation of pets, medicine and key documents, but only during daylight hours.

"If we lose our farm, we don't know where we're going to go".

"People are scared", said Matthew Purvis, a pastor who runs a bakery in the town of Pahoa.

County, State and Federal agencies are preparing for a possible eruption amid continuous earthquakes along the East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano.

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U.S. Geological Survey volcanologist Wendy Stovall says lava fountains spewed as high as 230 feet (70 meters) into the air Saturday night only 15 minutes after the initial eruption from a new fissure. The vents were created by hundreds of small earthquakes that have jolted the region since Monday. He said he told his mother on Friday to pack a bag, just in case. My mother was out of portable oxygen, so that's a first concern. Not to mention our fear and respect: 1,700 people had to flee their homes as lava broke the surface near their community Thursday and Friday. Clapper went back to the house, got his mother and the dogs, swept up some of his clothes in one arm, and took off for a shelter.

Destructive molten flows weren't the only concern.

"The area continues to be unstable with volcanic venting and related hazards of quake and poisonous gases ongoing", the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said.

The mixture of toxic gas, lava flows and earthquakes has put locals on edge; people are being warned that the aftershocks could continue for weeks or even months.

It can cause burning of the nose and throat and "severe airway obstruction".

Senior citizens, the young and people with respiratory issues are especially vulnerable to the gas, the state's Emergency Management Agency said.

Indeed, the last eruptions in this part of the island happened around 60 years ago - in 1955, near the village of Nanawale, just north of the subdivision of Leilani Estates.

Area residents have dealt with eruptions of the Kilauea volcano since 1983, according to the AP.

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