Hawaii Volcano Update: Pictures Of Kilauea Eruption Show its Destruction

Hawaii residents are still feeling the effects of Kilauea erupting with more residents being told to evacuate as lava from the volcano continues to cause havoc. A total of nine homes have been destroyed, with several more damaged, according to Hawaii News Now.

According to authorities lava fissures opened in the Leilani subdivision this weekend and shot fountains of lava up to 230 feet in the air.

"I met many people who are frightened and deeply concerned about losing everything they've worked for all their lives," Hawaii Governor David Ige said in a statement. "I've heard from people who have already lost their home. My heart goes out to these families. I reassured them that the county, state and the federal governments are working together to do everything in our power to help them get through this, to ensure their welfare and safety, and to assure them that we are here for the long haul. This is a resilient community. Even during this frightening and unpredictable time — these residents are pulling together, donating food, water and time to care for their neighbors."

CBS reports that at least 1,700 people have been evacuated already and that number is expected to climb. For a current map on the evacuations, Hawaii is updating residents about fissures and air quality with a new site.

Hawaii Volcano Photos

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The lava continues to force some residents from their homes. Getty Images
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More than 1,700 people have evacuated so far. Getty Images
Fissures in Hawaii
Fissures have opened following the earthquake and subsequent eruptions. Getty Images
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Lava has destroyed at least nine homes as of Sunday and damaged many more. FREDERIC J. BROWN / Getty Images
Damage from Kilauea
The damage from Kilauea's eruption continues to mount Retuers
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