Hawaii Volcano Eruption Map: Where Is Lava Forcing Residents to Evacuate?

Two days after Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted, there are threats after two earthquakes rocked the island on Friday.

The Kilauea volcano's lava has destroyed two homes on the Big Island and has already caused the evacuation of 1,700 residents from Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens, Reuters reported. The volcano's eruption caused two earthquakes to strike the island. The U.S. Geological Survey said a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the island only an hour after a 5.4-magnitude quake hit, Hawaii Now reported.

The second earthquake, which struck the Leilani Estates region of the island at a, was the earthquake is the biggest the island has seen in 43 years, according to The U.S Geological Survey. Despite the earthquakes, the second quake was not strong enough to cause a tsunami, according to The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, CBS reported. Hawaii's Department of Transportation said there was no damage to roads that had been reported.

Kilauea volcano sits on Hawaii's largest island in the North Pacific Ocean and is known as one of the world's most active volcanoes, according to Reuters. The volcano's lava has already spread 48 square miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It is impossible to predict how long the eruption will last.

There have been no injuries or deaths reported, but the Hawaii National Guard has been activated by Hawaii Governor David Ige, Reuters reported. Civil defense agency officials have warned residents to stay away from the volcano, as the high levels of sulfur dioxide from the gas of the lava can cause skin irritations and can make breathing difficult.

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