People are being evacuated
Hundreds of people are being evacuated after the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island came to life last evening, prompting a local state of emergency.
Following the eruption authorities warned of subsequent “lava inundation,” fire, smoke, and additional earthquakes. Extremely high levels of dangerous sulphur dioxide gas have been detected in the evacuation area, the Civil Defense Agency tweeted.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 4, 2018
The volcano, one of five on the island, erupted on Thursday after a series of earthquakes, Geological Survey reported on its website.