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Evacuations have been ordered in Hawaii due to a volcanic eruption

On Thursday, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted. The people living nearby were ordered to evacuate their houses for safety reasons.

A footage shown on television showed Lava and steam coming out of a crack in a road in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa and an aerial drone footage showed some lava making its way through a forest. Jeremiah Osuna, a resident described it as a “curtain of fire.”

He also told Honolulu television station KHON, “It sounded like if you were to put a bunch of rocks into a dryer and turn it on as high as you could. You could just smell sulfur and burning trees and underbrush and stuff.”

Another resident, Ikaika Marzo told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that molten lava covered an area of about 200 yards and Lava fountains were shooting 150 feet in the air.

He added, “It sounds like a jet engine. It’s going hard.”

There is no way to tell how long the eruption will continue, Officials said.

Neighboring Community centers have been opened for shelter to accommodate the people who had to evacuate their homes.

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