Mandatory evacuation ordered as Hawaii eruption hits four-week mark

Fissure 8 continues to feed lava into multiple flow lobes advancing to agricultural land toward the northeast, as shown in this aerial view from a helicopter overflight in the vicinity of Kapoho Crater, Hawaii, U.S., June 1, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS

HONOLULU (Reuters) – The Hawaii community hardest hit by the Kilauea Volcano was ordered sealed off under a strict new mandatory evacuation on Thursday as the eruption marked its fourth week with no end in sight. The Big Island’s mayor, Harry Kim, declared a roughly 17-block swath of the lava-stricken Leilani Estates subdivision off-limits indefinitely […]

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