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Scientists said internal conditions at Kilauea are changing in a way that could lead to an explosive eruption.
The state expects to spend $3 million to protect residents during the next month.
Lava flows from Kilauea, one of the earth’s most active volcanos, have already destroyed 36 structures in the Puna District of the Big Island.
After a brief pause in volcanic activity, two more lava fissures Tuesday threatened Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens communities.
Some mention her casually while others are true believers. But just about everyone in this lava-ravaged region is dropping her name.
The people here are largely self-sufficient and understand the hazards of their location.
Scientists explain the pink clouds, frequent earthquakes and magma that disappeared from a cinder cone and reappeared in a subdivision.
UPDATED: Hundreds of residents of the Leilani Estates subdivision were allowed to briefly return to their homes to gather possessions.
Evacuees don’t know when they’ll be able to go home — or if they’ll still have homes at all.
UDATED: A magnitude 6.9 quake hit Friday as more than 1,700 residents faced evacuation orders.
Just hours before a new eruption threatened a subdivision, residents and visitors were buzzing with excitement.
UPDATED: The Leilani Estates subdivision is at greatest risk, but scientists say new vents and outbreaks could occur.