by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/04/18, 09:52 am
Hawaiian officials evacuated more than 1,500 residents from homes near the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano after it erupted and spewed lava through residential streets. Officials said steam and lava poured from a crack in a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision, near the town of Pahoa. Aerial video footage also showed lava flowing through the nearby forest. State and federal officials started to warn residents earlier in the week to prepare for evacuation, since an eruption would give little warning. Authorities recorded hundreds of earthquakes in the area, starting Monday.