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WATCH: spectacular footage of lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

Drone footage has captured a pretty amazing view of lava flowing through the area around Kilauea volcano.

According to Pedestrian.tv, the volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted after a series of magnitude 5 earthquakes early on Friday morning.

Hawaii Tourism Authority has released a statement saying all islands are unaffected except for a remote area on the Island of Hawaii’s east side.

“We are allocating all necessary state resources to keep our residents safe in this rural area on the island of Hawaii where the volcanic activity is occurring,” Hawaii Governor David Ige stated.

“We have heard from people around the world concerned about Hawaii’s welfare and want to reassure everyone that this is limited to a remote region on the slopes of Kilauea volcano.”

“Everywhere else in the Hawaiian Islands is not affected.”

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, said that the safety of residents and visitors are always the tourism industry’s top priority, adding that travellers with a trip already booked to the Hawaiian Islands or in the planning stages can be put at ease knowing their vacation experience will be unaffected.

“No flights into airports anywhere in Hawaii are being impacted by Kilauea volcano and the area where the lava is coming to the surface is very far from resort areas throughout the Hawaiian Islands where visitor accommodations are located,” he said.

“Travelers can enjoy their vacation experience in the Hawaiian Islands to the fullest, with the only word of caution being that they stay out of areas closed to the public for their own safety.”

Kilauea has been an active volcano since 1983 and is one of Hawaii’s most popular attractions, with residents and visitors drawn to the wonder of seeing nature at work in the creation of new land via helicopter and ground tours or visits to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Due to the volcanic activity, there is a no-fly zone over Kilauea volcano.

In addition, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was closed this afternoon until further notice because of damage caused by earthquakes and aftershocks in the area.

As this situation continues to evolve, for the latest updates on the volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii, please go here or here.

Now that you’ve been assured that all your mates holidaying in Hawaii are safe and your travel plans for the beautiful area can continue, check out the mesmerizing footage here.



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