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10 Breathtaking Pictures of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption

World | Associated Press | May 7, 2018, 2:23 pm
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 The eruption from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The eruption sent molten lava through forests and bubbling up from paved streets and forced the evacuations of more than a thousand people. (Image: AP)

The eruption from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The eruption sent molten lava through forests and bubbling up from paved streets and forced the evacuations of more than a thousand people. (Image: AP)

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 Mohala Street in Leiliani Estates near the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island that is blocked by a lava flow from the eruption of Kilauea volcano. (Image: AP)

Mohala Street in Leiliani Estates near the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island that is blocked by a lava flow from the eruption of Kilauea volcano. (Image: AP)

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 Steam rises from cracks in the road shortly before a fissure opened up on Kaupili Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Steam rises from cracks in the road shortly before a fissure opened up on Kaupili Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Lava flows over a road in the Puna District as a result of the eruption from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. (Image: AP)

Lava flows over a road in the Puna District as a result of the eruption from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. (Image: AP)

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 A column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume occurred after a magnitude 6.9 South Flank of Kīlauea earthquake shook the Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

A column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume occurred after a magnitude 6.9 South Flank of Kīlauea earthquake shook the Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Lava burns across the road in the Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Lava burns across the road in the Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Lava spatters at the edge of Kilauea's Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island. (Image: AP)

Lava spatters at the edge of Kilauea's Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island. (Image: AP)

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 A new fissure erupts in Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed homes and forced the evacuations of more than a thousand people. (Image: AP)

A new fissure erupts in Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed homes and forced the evacuations of more than a thousand people. (Image: AP)

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 Lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

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 Lava from Fissure 7 slowly advances to the northeast on Hookapu Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)

Lava from Fissure 7 slowly advances to the northeast on Hookapu Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Image: AP)