Hawaii volcano eruption sends lava flowing through streets

The eruption of the Kilauea volcano forced at least 1,800 residents to evacuate.
2:12 | 05/04/18

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That breaking news overnight, Hawaii's kilauea volcano erupting. Let's take a look. You can see the lava pouring down the streets. At least 1800 people were told to evacuate and early this morning the governor signed an emergency order and kayna Whitworth has the latest. Good morning, kayna. Reporter: Yeah, Michael, good morning. The governor saying the Dane is of such a magnitude it warrants preemptive and protective action as lava is spewing from the kilauea volcano. Residents in the area say they have seen lava spouts 100 feet high. They also report smelling sulfur from newly formed cracks in the road. This morning, as Hawaii's kilauea volcano erupting, sending scorching molten lava flowing through neighborhood street, at least 1500 residents ordered to evacuate. The National Guard activated. This drone video captures the pink plumes of smoke rising like a shake flew the forest. We were half a block away from where it was happening, but you could definitely feel the heat. You could feel the power of the eruption. Reporter: Witnesses compared the noise of the eruption to a jet engine. Homes in the middle of this residential area appear to be engulfed. The U.S. Geological survey say new ground cracks were reported in the days leading up to the explosion. A river of lava flowing here. Residents rattled after some 75 small earthquakes in the last 24 hours. My house is on stilts so the whole house actually shook. Reporter: A chopper pilot captured the moment when plumes first started to rise. You could totally feel what you could hear more than just hearing it. It was just a huge amount of power coming out of the ground. Reporter: Red cross shelters here open around the clock ready for anyone seeking shelter. So, authorities were also going door to door making sure everyone that needed to be out of their homes was and currently assessing the situation, and these lava flows are not only extremely dangerous but very unpredictable. Everybody, take care there. Rob, you were there the last

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