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Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupts

Lava and downed power lines block a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava and downed power lines block a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava and downed power lines block a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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A man wearing a gas mask takes pictures of a lava fissure in Leilani Estates, Hawaii, May 9, 2018. Apau Hawaii Tours/Social Media via REUTERS

A man wearing a gas mask takes pictures of a lava fissure in Leilani Estates, Hawaii, May 9, 2018. Apau Hawaii Tours/Social Media via REUTERS

A man wearing a gas mask takes pictures of a lava fissure in Leilani Estates, Hawaii, May 9, 2018. Apau Hawaii Tours/Social Media via REUTERS
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An ash column rises from the Overlook crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 9, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS

An ash column rises from the Overlook crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 9, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS

An ash column rises from the Overlook crater at the summit of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 9, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS
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Kilauea Volcano's summit lava lake shows a significant drop of roughly 220 metres below the crater rim in this wide angle camera view showing the entire north portion of the Overlook crater, May 6, 2018.  


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Kilauea Volcano's summit lava lake shows a significant drop of roughly 220 metres below the crater rim in this wide angle camera view showing the entire north portion of the Overlook crater, May 6, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

Kilauea Volcano's summit lava lake shows a significant drop of roughly 220 metres below the crater rim in this wide angle camera view showing the entire north portion of the Overlook crater, May 6, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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Lava advances along a street near a fissure in Leilani Estates, on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone, May 5, 2018. 


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Lava advances along a street near a fissure in Leilani Estates, on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone, May 5, 2018. U.S. Geological Survey/via REUTERS

Lava advances along a street near a fissure in Leilani Estates, on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone, May 5, 2018. U.S. Geological Survey/via REUTERS
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Lava cools in a resident's yard in the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava cools in a resident's yard in the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava cools in a resident's yard in the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava is seen from a fissure appearing behind a resident's backyard in Puna, May 6, 2018. 


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Lava is seen from a fissure appearing behind a resident's backyard in Puna, May 6, 2018. KEITH BROCK/via REUTERS

Lava is seen from a fissure appearing behind a resident's backyard in Puna, May 6, 2018. KEITH BROCK/via REUTERS
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Lieutenant Aaron Hew Lew, of the Hawaii National Guard, measures levels of toxic sulfur dioxide gas near a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lieutenant Aaron Hew Lew, of the Hawaii National Guard, measures levels of toxic sulfur dioxide gas near a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lieutenant Aaron Hew Lew, of the Hawaii National Guard, measures levels of toxic sulfur dioxide gas near a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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A wreath sits on a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

A wreath sits on a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

A wreath sits on a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava engulfs a Ford Mustang in Puna, May 6, 2018. WXCHASING via REUTERS

Lava engulfs a Ford Mustang in Puna, May 6, 2018. WXCHASING via REUTERS

Lava engulfs a Ford Mustang in Puna, May 6, 2018. WXCHASING via REUTERS
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Steam rises from fissure 9 on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 7, 2018. 


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Steam rises from fissure 9 on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 7, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

Steam rises from fissure 9 on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 7, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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A lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano moves on a street in Leilani Estates, May 6, 2018. 


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A lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano moves on a street in Leilani Estates, May 6, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

A lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano moves on a street in Leilani Estates, May 6, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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Residents of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions, who were evacuated from their homes, pick up supplies at a community donation center in Pahoa, May 7, 2018. 

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Residents of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions, who were evacuated from their homes, pick up supplies at a community donation center in Pahoa, May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Residents of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions, who were evacuated from their homes, pick up supplies at a community donation center in Pahoa, May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava advances towards a metal barrier in Puna, May 6, 2018. WXCHASING via REUTERS

Lava advances towards a metal barrier in Puna, May 6, 2018. WXCHASING via REUTERS

Lava advances towards a metal barrier in Puna, May 6, 2018. WXCHASING via REUTERS
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A new fissure spraying lava fountains as high as about 230 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, is shown from Luana Street in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone, May 5, 2018. 

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A new fissure spraying lava fountains as high as about 230 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, is shown from Luana Street in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone, May 5, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS

A new fissure spraying lava fountains as high as about 230 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, is shown from Luana Street in Leilani Estates subdivision on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone, May 5, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS
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Puna District resident Ray Kaaihue (L), 47, listens with his wife Jennifer, 46, their daughter Kieryn, 22, and Kieryn's daughter, Karsyn, 1, during a community meeting at Pahoa High and Intermediate School, May 7, 2018. 

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Puna District resident Ray Kaaihue (L), 47, listens with his wife Jennifer, 46, their daughter Kieryn, 22, and Kieryn's daughter, Karsyn, 1, during a community meeting at Pahoa High and Intermediate School, May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Puna District resident Ray Kaaihue (L), 47, listens with his wife Jennifer, 46, their daughter Kieryn, 22, and Kieryn's daughter, Karsyn, 1, during a community meeting at Pahoa High and Intermediate School, May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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An HVO geologist collects samples of spatter by fissure 10 from the Kilauea Volcano, in the Leilani Estates, May 6, 2018. 

  
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An HVO geologist collects samples of spatter by fissure 10 from the Kilauea Volcano, in the Leilani Estates, May 6, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

An HVO geologist collects samples of spatter by fissure 10 from the Kilauea Volcano, in the Leilani Estates, May 6, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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USGS scientists monitor Kilauea volcano's eruption spatter on the roads in the Leilani Estates, May 6, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS

USGS scientists monitor Kilauea volcano's eruption spatter on the roads in the Leilani Estates, May 6, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS

USGS scientists monitor Kilauea volcano's eruption spatter on the roads in the Leilani Estates, May 6, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS
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Lava emerges from the ground after Kilauea Volcano erupted, May 3, 2018. 

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Lava emerges from the ground after Kilauea Volcano erupted, May 3, 2018. Jeremiah Osuna/via REUTERS

Lava emerges from the ground after Kilauea Volcano erupted, May 3, 2018. Jeremiah Osuna/via REUTERS
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A plume of ash rises from Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. 



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A plume of ash rises from Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

A plume of ash rises from Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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A fissure on Leilani and Kaupili Streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 4, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

A fissure on Leilani and Kaupili Streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 4, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

A fissure on Leilani and Kaupili Streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 4, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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A fissure on Leilani and Kaupili Streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 4, 2018.  USGS/via REUTERS

A fissure on Leilani and Kaupili Streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 4, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

A fissure on Leilani and Kaupili Streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 4, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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The Kilauea Volcano's Pu'u 'O'o crater, May 3, 2018. 

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The Kilauea Volcano's Pu'u 'O'o crater, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

The Kilauea Volcano's Pu'u 'O'o crater, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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Signs hang in the entrance of an evacuation center in Pahoa available to residents of the Puna communities of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens who were forced to leave their homes, May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Signs hang in the entrance of an evacuation center in Pahoa available to residents of the Puna communities of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens who were forced to leave their homes, May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Signs hang in the entrance of an evacuation center in Pahoa available to residents of the Puna communities of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens who were forced to leave their homes, May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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A plume of ash rises from Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018.


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A plume of ash rises from Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

A plume of ash rises from Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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Lava spurts from the ground as emergency vehicles block a road near Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. 


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Lava spurts from the ground as emergency vehicles block a road near Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. Maija Stenbeck/via REUTERS

Lava spurts from the ground as emergency vehicles block a road near Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. Maija Stenbeck/via REUTERS
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An area near the Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018.

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An area near the Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

An area near the Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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Carolyn McNamara, 70, hugs her neighbor Paul Campbell, 68, at an evacuation center in Pahoa after moving out of their homes in the Puna community of Leilani Estates, May 4, 2018. 


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Carolyn McNamara, 70, hugs her neighbor Paul Campbell, 68, at an evacuation center in Pahoa after moving out of their homes in the Puna community of Leilani Estates, May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Carolyn McNamara, 70, hugs her neighbor Paul Campbell, 68, at an evacuation center in Pahoa after moving out of their homes in the Puna community of Leilani Estates, May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Steam cracks are shown before a fissure opened on Kaupili Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 4, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

Steam cracks are shown before a fissure opened on Kaupili Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 4, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

Steam cracks are shown before a fissure opened on Kaupili Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision, May 4, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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The Kilauea Volcano is seen in this aerial image after the volcano erupted May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

The Kilauea Volcano is seen in this aerial image after the volcano erupted May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

The Kilauea Volcano is seen in this aerial image after the volcano erupted May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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The Kilauea Volcano fissure that formed on the west flank of the Pu'u 'O'o cone, May 3, 2018.   USGS/via REUTERS

The Kilauea Volcano fissure that formed on the west flank of the Pu'u 'O'o cone, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

The Kilauea Volcano fissure that formed on the west flank of the Pu'u 'O'o cone, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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An area near the Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. 


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An area near the Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

An area near the Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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An ash cloud rises above Kilauea Volcano after it erupted, May 3, 2018. 

  
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An ash cloud rises above Kilauea Volcano after it erupted, May 3, 2018. Janice Wei/via REUTERS

An ash cloud rises above Kilauea Volcano after it erupted, May 3, 2018. Janice Wei/via REUTERS
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An ash cloud rises above Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. 

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An ash cloud rises above Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. Jeremiah Osuna/via REUTERS

An ash cloud rises above Kilauea Volcano, May 3, 2018. Jeremiah Osuna/via REUTERS
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The Kilauea Volcano is seen in this aerial image, May 2, 2018. 


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The Kilauea Volcano is seen in this aerial image, May 2, 2018. JOHN ANDERSON/via REUTERS

The Kilauea Volcano is seen in this aerial image, May 2, 2018. JOHN ANDERSON/via REUTERS
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