Kilauea volcano eruption: earthquakes strike 5 days in a row

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According to KGMB, more than 112 million cubic meters of lava have erupted from 24 fissures that opened up along a 3.8-mile line that cuts through Leilani Estates, ground zero for the ongoing eruptions. Since eruptions began on May 3, lava has destroyed as many as 700 homes on the Big Island. There is “a lot of desperation out there. A lot of tears. A lot of, ‘What now?'” Big Island Mayor Harry Kim said at a news conference earlier this week.Gov. David Ige said Thursday that President Trump approved the request for individual assistance Thursday. Ige says qualifying residents may receive help from the federal government for issues such as shelter, unemployment, trauma and legal matters.

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