Hawaii continues to suffer under the threatening eruption of Kilauea volcano.

For two weeks, it has sent plumes of ash 30,000 feet into the air, with newest reports stating rocks over two feet in size being thrown through the air.

Residents have been warned to take shelter now and thousands have fled their homes following the dangerous escalation.

Many more could be forced to flee as the eruptions continue, as well as earthquakes.

What is the latest travel advice following the Hawaii volcano eruption?

The United States Geographical Survey has warned that the order to shelter is in place and that evacuations must happen in the area.

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said: “This is a Civil Defense Message for May 17 at 5am. Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports that an Explosive Eruption at Kilauea’s summit has occurred.

“The resulting ash plume will cover the surrounding area. The wind will carry the plume towards the south-east.

“You should shelter in place if you are in the path of the ash plume. Driving conditions may be dangerous so if you are driving, pull off the road and wait until visibility improves.”

Earthquakes have also been reported in the area thanks to the volcano eruption, with one reporter live on air experiencing the ground shaking.

 

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Hawaii volcano eruption: Latest travel advice and updates

The ash could be toxic to humans, which has prompted a red alert status by Hawaiian Civil Defense.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated their travel advice for British tourists in the area.

They warn: “There has been volcanic eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island and some local residents have been evacuated.

“British nationals in the area should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders.”

So far, 10,000 residents were moved but more could be fired to flee to the southeast of Kilauea.

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Hawaii volcano eruption: Plumes of smock and ash measure over 30,000 feet in the air

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Hawaii volcano eruption: People have been warned to take shelter or to evacuate

The volcano summit is over 100 miles away from the closet resorts in Kona and Kohala cost.

It is on a remote part of Hawaii Island, found on the eastern edge.

Shocking images have shown the plume of cloud and fissures on the island sending hot molten lava throughout.

Many people have also been taking pictures and selfies of the chaos.

Further eruptions are feared, with the strongest earthquake currently measuring at 4.4. in magnitude.

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