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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  2. Michelle says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

    in Michigan goes across the sky horizontally not vertically.

  4. Andrea says:

    Amazing photos.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love how your click image is form #cosmos on Fox and you didn’t even bother to hide the watermark you used to make it look like the probe took the photos from IN the Jupiter atmosphere.

    • Cleo Cat says:

      yep, thought the same thing. pretty obvious, but still the article did surprisingly have some interesting details.

  6. Mark Bracken says:

    Beautiful.

  7. Marilyn Kinsella says:

    Learn something new everyday. Never heard of these – fascinating, beautiful, inspiring and downright awesome.

  8. Halina Biernacki says:

    Yes, these are stunning pic’s …. however, due to the development “doctoring” technology … how much of this is real?

  9. Lill ashakara says:

    Amazing, beautiful. Thank you, it made my day.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Miles Hebert for such amazing photos and making my day just a little more enriched. I have not seen these mice before, learn something new every day! Thanks, Miles!

  11. Angie says:

    Hi I have seen a photo of a field mouse sleeping in a purple tulip b,4 on FB. So cute I love these photos of these little miceys. It must be a lovely experience for you to see nature at its finest. And to capture such an event. With your eyes through your camera. Envy. From Angie ☺

  12. scott says:

    Beautiful. Who painted them?

  13. Wanda says:

    Churning storms make it look like the tie dye planet

  14. Anonymous says:

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    That’s some beautiful fake bullshit right there.

  16. Lyn Hoffmann says:

    Yhese are NOT fake – we see clouds just like these in Australia – just because some people haven’t aactually seen them, does not mean they are fake, becaue they are NOT!

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