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These Photos Capture The Devastation Caused By Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

More than 1,800 residents have been forced to evacuate as lava from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island reaches residential communities.

Posted on May 7, 2018, at 1:10 p.m. ET

A lava flow on Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa.
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A lava flow on Makamae Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa.

Lava from volcanic fissures slowly advance and overtake structures and trees in Leilani Estates.
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Lava from volcanic fissures slowly advance and overtake structures and trees in Leilani Estates.

Ash spews from the Puu Oo crater on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on May 3.
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Ash spews from the Puu Oo crater on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on May 3.


A geologist collects samples of spatter for laboratory analysis on May 6 in Leilani Estates.
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A geologist collects samples of spatter for laboratory analysis on May 6 in Leilani Estates.

Lava erupts from a new fissure on May 5.
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Lava erupts from a new fissure on May 5.

Lava burns across a road in Leilani Estates on May 5.
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Lava burns across a road in Leilani Estates on May 5.

Mary Ann Sullivan, 59, with her belongings and her cat that she pulled from her home after a mandatory evacuation on May 4.
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Mary Ann Sullivan, 59, with her belongings and her cat that she pulled from her home after a mandatory evacuation on May 4.

A sign in an emergency shelter at the Pahoa Community Center on May 5.
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A sign in an emergency shelter at the Pahoa Community Center on May 5.

Evacuee Taylor Burns checks her phone in the emergency shelter at the Pahoa Community Center on May 5.
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Evacuee Taylor Burns checks her phone in the emergency shelter at the Pahoa Community Center on May 5.

Carolyn McNamara, 70, hugs her neighbor Paul Campbell, 68, at an evacuation center in Pahoa.
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Carolyn McNamara, 70, hugs her neighbor Paul Campbell, 68, at an evacuation center in Pahoa.

Hawaii Fire Department Battalion Chief Darwin Okinaka points to a map where recent volcanic eruptions have occurred.
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Hawaii Fire Department Battalion Chief Darwin Okinaka points to a map where recent volcanic eruptions have occurred.

Evacuee Stacy Welch checks an earthquake monitoring app.
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Evacuee Stacy Welch checks an earthquake monitoring app.

Residents of the Leilani Estates wait in a line to enter the subdivision to gather possessions from their homes.
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Residents of the Leilani Estates wait in a line to enter the subdivision to gather possessions from their homes.

A crack opens near Pahoa after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano.
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A crack opens near Pahoa after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano.

Lava in Pahoa on May 6.
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Lava in Pahoa on May 6.

Lava slowly advances to Hookapu Street in Leilani Estates on May 5.
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Lava slowly advances to Hookapu Street in Leilani Estates on May 5.

Lava erupts from a fissure.
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Lava erupts from a fissure.

Evacuees Stacy Welch, Taylor Burns, and Maddy Welch gather with their pet goose and dog outside the emergency shelter in Pahoa.
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Evacuees Stacy Welch, Taylor Burns, and Maddy Welch gather with their pet goose and dog outside the emergency shelter in Pahoa.

People pray during Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Church on May 6. One parishioner's home was destroyed by lava flows.
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People pray during Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Church on May 6. One parishioner's home was destroyed by lava flows.

A column of reddish-brown ash erupts from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on May 4.
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A column of reddish-brown ash erupts from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on May 4.


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