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Hawaii volcano Kilauea lava flow fissure

US GEOLOGICAL SURVEYHawaii volcano Volcanic fissures across Big Island are oozing bubbling lava

The volcano has produced hundreds of moderate earthquakes since it first began erupting on May 3, caused by magma draining from inside the volcano and moving underground.

Around 600 properties have been destroyed to date, Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim said, although the governor's office put the official figure at 455.

Thousands were evacuated and hundreds of homes have been destroyed since the eruption began in May. A small ash plume, caused by the Kilauea summit ash eruption, reached 9,000 to 10,000 feet high and affected surrounding areas.

In addition to housing assistance, Trump approved relief from several other FEMA programs, including crisis counselling, unemployment benefits and legal aid.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported an explosive eruption at Kilauea's summit Saturday morning. The Disaster Recovery Center is scheduled to be open daily at 8 a.m. HST and stay open until 8 p.m.in the school gym.

Heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of the island, impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

A 5.3-magnitude quake centered in the summit region of Kilauea hit the island of Hawaii on Friday afternoon, the Civil Defense officials said.

It cited an uptick in reports of residents "experiencing acute mental health effects of fear, anxiety and stress" as the crisis drags on with no end in sight.

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