Published May 7, 2018 at 9:41 AM | Updated at 12:27 PM CDT on Jun 6, 2018
A Hawaii volcano that began to erupt May 3 continues to spew lava and ash into the air and surrounding communities. Hundreds of homes in Hawaii's Big Island were destroyed by lava from the Kilauea volcano overnight. Kapoho Bay is completely filled with lava, creating more "lava haze" in addition to volcanic smog and blue flames caused by methane.
More than 1,000 people have fled Leilani Estates and nearby communities in Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava spewed hundreds of feet into the air during the eruption. Lava, steam and toxic gases spread around 387,500 square feet within the first three days of the eruption, with more magma in the system that may still erupt, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.