6.9-magnitude earthquake shakes Hawaii Island, erupts fire volcano

One of the world’s most active volcano in the Hawaiian Islands blasted in Kilauea and then on Friday after the earthquake an emergency was declared in Hawaii. Due to the volcanic eruption followed by the earthquake, about 1,700 people living in a remote area near here got forced to leave their homes. According to information given by the American media, the volcanic blast had a major impact on Leilani Estate on Wednesday. The Hawaii County Civil Defense has asked residents of Lanipuna Gardens to take refuge in local community center.

Breathing problem

After the blast in Kilauea volcano, the lava has spread on the streets and the people around them were smelling of sulfur and burning trees. Here, the local people were also having problems in breathing. The Governor of Hawaii, David Ige said that he has activated the National Guard personnel to evacuate thousands of people. Governor David tweeted and wrote, “I urge residents of Leilani Estate and surrounding areas to follow the instructions. Be cautious and prepare to secure your families.’

According to CNN reports, “Nearly 17,00 people from Leilani Estate area have been ordered to go to safer places.

For the past few days, earthquake shocks were coming in Hawaii, and for this reason the volcano blasted off. According to the American Geological Survey, the magnitude of the most severe earthquake tremors was measured to be 5 on the Richter scale. The agency said that the shock came on Thursday morning and two more earthquakes shook the area within just half an hour. Their intensity measured 2.5 and 2.7 on the Richter scale.

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