(Puna, HI) — There are reports of another volcanic eruption amid the ongoing state of emergency on Hawaii’s big island. The Hawaii County Civil Defense reported the new eruption near Leilani Estates, a residential area about eleven miles from the Kilauea [[ KILL-uh-WAY-uh ]] volcano, this morning. It happened at a site where six fissures have already opened up on the island. Earthquake activity continued overnight with a 3.4 magnitude quake shaking the Leilani Estates around 6 a.m. and other smaller tremors. On Friday afternoon, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the big island of Hawaii following an eruption from the Kilauea volcano. Officials say at least two structures were significantly damaged and a number of roads have been severely cracked.
About 14-thousand customers lost power in Kaumana, Hilo and Puna, but power has since been restored. Authorities say conditions near the Leilani Estates continue to worsen and people who aren’t following the evacuation orders are at risk since first responders may not be able to help them.
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