Hawaii’s volcano is raining green gems from the sky


A new video is surfacing from the Hawaii National Guard showing a river of lava on the Big Island.

An natural disaster struck the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday morning.

The largest quake to strike the summit measured at a magnitude of 5.3 at around 3:20 a.m, but didn't produce enough force to generate a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Officials said Friday morning that lower levels of sulfur dioxide gas and minor amounts of ash are being transported downwind, with small bursts of ash and gas accompanying intermittent explosive activity, KMGB reports.

Lava fountains from Fissure 8 reached heights of 200 feet and lava continued to flow through the channel to the ocean at Kapoho.

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Either tally marks the greatest number of homes claimed over such a short period by Kilauea - or by any other volcano in Hawaii's modern history - far surpassing the 215 structures consumed by lava in an earlier eruption cycle that began in 1983 and continued almost nonstop for three decades, experts say.

Gov. David Ige said Thursday that President Trump approved the request for individual assistance Thursday.

Lava from the Kilauea volcano, which erupted more than a month ago, now covers 5,914 acres, or 9.24 square miles, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said Saturday.

The aid will provide residents with shelter, unemployment, trauma, and legal assistance.