Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupts, 1,700 People Evacuated

Hawaii is known for several things: beautiful white sandy beaches, breathtaking views, rich culture, and volcanoes. The islands’ volcanoes are a breathtaking sight and each year millions of tourists make their way to Volcanoes National Park to catch a glimpse of one of the park’s three active volcanoes, Kilauea, Maunaloa, and Loihi.

Unfortunately, while undoubtedly stunning, when one erupts it can be incredibly dangerous. And that’s exactly what happened late yesterday afternoon.

Hawaii is known for several things: beautiful white sandy beaches, breathtaking views, rich culture, and volcanoes. The islands’ volcanoes are a breathtaking sight and each year millions of tourists make their way to Volcanoes National Park to catch a glimpse of one of the park’s three active volcanoes, Kilauea, Maunaloa, and Loihi.

Unfortunately, while undoubtedly stunning, when one erupts it can be incredibly dangerous. And that’s exactly what happened late yesterday afternoon.

Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens have both been evacuated and residents are currently being diverted to community centers serving as temporary shelters. Fortunately, no deaths or injuries have been reported at this point.

However, with the eruptions come the emissions of sulfur dioxide, which can be extremely harmful to children, individuals with respiratory issues, and the elderly. While some residents are reluctant to abandon their homes, officials are urging people to follow the evacuation protocol, particularly those who are especially vulnerable to the effects of the gasses.

For more information about the eruption of Kilauea, take a look at the video below.




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  1. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful