Lava destroys 600 homes on Hawaii's Big Island - mayor

Ash Eruption At Kilauea Summit Registered As 5.4 Earthquake

The number of homes and structures destroyed by lava on Hawaii's Big Island has jumped to almost 600 - making the Kilauea eruption the most catastrophic event in modern state history, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said Thursday.

Kilauea began erupting lava in a residential community on May 3.

Kilauea is one of five volcanoes on the Big Island and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, according to the ESA. Most recently, a huge river of lava has engulfed two entire seaside subdivisions - Vacationland and Kapoho Beach Lots. The fountain of lava at fissure 8 has reached as high as 250 feet in the air.

Lava completely covered the Big Island's Vacationland neighborhood, destroying hundreds of homes and pouring into the Kapoho Bay, where it formed at least 0.8 miles of land that juts into the sea, the Associated Press reports.

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As of early Friday 24 separate fissures covered almost 8 square miles of land in lava. Scientists can't predict, but say it's possible for other fissures to open up and release lava. A plume of toxic volcanic lava haze, called laze, stretched for miles. About 600 homes have been destroyed by the multiple lava flows that were produced during this lower East Rift Zone eruption, in the Leilani Estates during the early days of the eruption and lately in Kapoho and Vacationaland. The many earthquakes that are occurring on Kilauea volcano also affect the Pu'u O'o vent.

Satellite images over the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island taken before and after the latest eruption show just how much the environment has changed as a result of the lava.

The lava's entry into the ocean was also producing laze - a hazardous mix of acidic steam, hydrochloric acid gas and tiny shards of volcanic glass.

The lava is "enough to cover Manhattan 6.5 feet deep" and fill 11.3 million average dump trucks, it said.

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