Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts Forcing Evacuations

The Latest Pictures From Kilauea

More stunning images of the Hawaiian volcano.

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting since early May, producing streams of lava and plumes of ash that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of residents to evacuate. On Thursday, May 17, the volcano spat ash more than five miles high, and on Saturday, May 20, a flying lava rock shattered a local man's leg. (His was the first reported injury from this month’s eruptions.) Now, as lava pours into the ocean, officials have begun issuing warnings about the resulting “laze,” dangerous plumes of hydrochloric acid, steam, and glass particles. Below, the latest photos from Kilauea.

LAKE OF FIRE Mario Tama/Getty Images LAKE OF FIRE Lava flows in Kapoho, Hawaii, east of Kilauea, on Friday, May 18. LAVA FLOW Mario Tama/Getty Images LAVA FLOW PURPLE DAWN Mario Tama/Getty Images PURPLE DAWN Just before sunrise on Saturday, May 19. SURVEYING THE LANDSCAPE Mario Tama/Getty Images SURVEYING THE LANDSCAPE A member of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on the ground in Kapoho on Saturday THREE TREES Mario Tama/Getty Images THREE TREES Lava is thrown into the sky. LAVA ROCK Mario Tama/Getty Images LAVA ROCK A USGS geologist holds a lava rock collected on May 19. SPARKS FLY Mario Tama/Getty Images SPARKS FLY VIEWING PARTY Mario Tama/Getty Images VIEWING PARTY Residents gather to watch the eruptions on Saturday. FIRE IN THE SKY Mario Tama/Getty Images FIRE IN THE SKY The moon peeks through the clouds, glowing red above the lava. ERUPTIONS Mario Tama/Getty Images ERUPTIONS Lava erupts from a fissure near Kapoho on Sunday. More than 20 fissures have opened up since early May. LAVA AND HAZE Mario Tama/Getty Images LAVA AND HAZE When lava pours into the ocean, it produces "laze," a dangerous mixture of hydrochloric acid, steam, and glass particles. PICTURE IT Mario Tama/Getty Images PICTURE IT A woman photographs a steam plume near Pahoa, east of Kilauea. SMOKE ON THE WATER Mario Tama/Getty Images SMOKE ON THE WATER Steam rises above the Pacific on May 20, 2018.



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