It's a shocking sight as volcanic lava flows into a formerly peaceful Hawaiian subdivision. Frequent earthquakes and toxic gas contribute to a dangerous and constantly evolving situation on the Big Island.
Kilauea, a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, began erupting last week, splitting open the ground near a subdivision, destroying more than two dozen homes, emitting a dangerous toxic gas and prompting many earthquakes, some of them strong.
It’s also shooting lava into the air – higher than the tip of the Statue of Liberty torch.
Hundreds of residents have been evacuated.
Here are some of the latest updates on what the mayor of Hawaii County called “a very fast-moving situation.”