21st May 05:17 PM
Lava spewing from 3 new cracks on Hawaii's Big Island
By Jessica Savike
Monday 14/05/2018
A lava fissure erupts in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 12, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii [Phto: Mario Tama/Getty Images}

Three new fissures have opened on Hawaii's Big Island, spewing lava and fueling fears of violent explosions more than a week after the Kilauea volcano erupted.

Nearly 2,000 people have been evacuated since the volcano erupted on 3rd May, sending lava flowing into communities and threatening a nearby geothermal plant.

According to the Civil Defense Emergency System for the County of Hawaii a crack on the ground through which lava pours out, was reported on Sunday.

According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the fissure is several hundred yards long and splattering lava tens of feet into the air.

The US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say the 16th and 17th fissures were reported on Saturday.

Source: CNN

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