- Workers remove 50,000 gallons of pentane gas from plant
- Geologists warn volcano could shoot large boulders from crater
A new fissure roaring like jet engines and spewing magma opened on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Saturday, piling lava as high as a four-storey building, as the area torn by the US volcano’s eruption spread.
The crack in pasture land on Kilauea’s east flank was the 16th recorded since the volcano, one of the world’s most active, erupted eight days ago. Thousands of people have fled their homes on Hawaii’s Big Island because of lava and toxic gases, and dozens of homes have been destroyed.