Lava spewed hundreds of feet in the air, as the eleventh fissure opened up on the Big Island Monday. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano shows no sign of stopping anytime soon.
As of yet no significant injuries and no fatalities have happened since Thursday’s beginning eruption.
A few of the fissures “Have established pretty good flows and just continue to cover more of the subdivision,” according to Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno.
A geology professor at Tulane University calls the eruption “Very, very minor” in relation to other volcanic eruptions.
Residents of Leilani Estates are now allowed to return to their homes, but there are long lines of cars waiting to get in.
It has been said that Mount St. Helens was a thousand times more explosive than the current eruption in Hawaii which do not tend to be very violent.
“There’s more magma in the system to be erupted. As long as that supply is there, the eruption will continue,” U.S. Geological Survey volcanologist Wendy Stovall said.
People believe, that although Hawaii is considered a paradise, these eruptions are a way to keep the earth from being too violent in other areas.
Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.