Evacuations ordered on Hawaii as volcano shows no signs of stopping

This May 27 photo provided by the US Geological Survey, taken from a search aircraft, shows an outbreak of Pahoehoe lava that was very rapidly moving north into a portion of Leilani Estates.THE Hawaii community hardest hit by the Kilauea Volcano has been ordered sealed off under a strict new mandatory evacuation as the eruption marked its fourth week with no end in sight.

The Big Island’s mayor, Harry Kim, declared a 17-block swathe of the lava- stricken Leilani Estates subdivision off-limits indefinitely and gave any residents remaining there 24 hours to leave or face possible arrest. The mandatory evacuation zone lies within a slightly larger area that was already under a voluntary evacuation and curfew.

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