Eruption that sent lava flowing into residential neighbourhoods comes after days of earthquakes caused several roads to crack

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has erupted, releasing lava into a residential neighbourhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes.

Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. Residents in the Puna community, home to about 10,000 people, were ordered to evacuate.

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