Written by Mertice Ho

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on the May 4, leading to the evacuation of roughly 1,700 people in the Kilauea Estate. Akin to a scene in Moana, fissures in the Kilauea neighbour opened up and lava erupted, reaching heights greater than the Statue of Liberty torch. So far, 31 homes have been destroyed by the lava, and the earthquakes that occurred have reached a magnitude of 6.9, the highest since 1975. As if lava and earthquakes were not enough, residents were also asked to leave because of the toxic sulphur dioxide gas spewing from the fissures in the ground. There is little indication of when residents can return to their homes permanently and when the triple threat will die down.

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