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Two lost dogs rescued near a lava vent in Hawaii

Two lost dogs rescued near a lava vent in Hawaii

Fissure 17, which opened over the weekend, prompted more evacuations and warnings of a possible major eruption of the volcano.

Geologists warn that Kilauea's summit could have an explosive steam eruption that would hurl huge rocks and ash miles into the sky.

"As more fissures open and toxic gas exposure increases, the potential of a larger scale evacuation increases", Mr Ige said in a tweet yesterday evening.

An active fissure that was reported Sunday morning initially was called No. 18 but will be labeled No. 17.

The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says geologists in the field have determined a fissure that opened Saturday did not emit any lava.

Officials said they may need to order an evacuation of the entire area if a local highway is cut off.

Big Island authorities said the eruption effects just 10 percent of the island, so there's plenty to see and do without having to go near the red hot rivers of lava that continue to crawl their way out of fishers on the slopes of Kilauea.

The agency warns of "lava fountaining" and the "explosion of spatter bombs hundreds of feet into the air".

A separate fissure is still active after it formed on Sunday.

Forty homes and structures have been destroyed so far in this eruption.

Residents living near the fissure were told to evacuate and two nearby community centres were serving as shelters for people and pets.

People nixing vacations to Hawaii's Big island has cost the tourism industry millions of dollars as the top attraction, Kilauea volcano, keeps spewing lava.

Hawaii Civil Defense officials said the new fissure was located near the Lanipuna Garden Estates area, a northeastern side closest to the geothermal plant on the Big Island. Observatory scientist Steve Brantley says this most recent fissure measures 1,000 feet but is not acting vigorously. Since then, fissures have been generated mostly in Leilani Estates subdivision, where almost 2,000 residents were ordered to evacuate. Last week, plant workers removed the 50,000 gallons of pentane, a highly-flammable chemical stored at the site, as a precaution.

With all the activity on near the volcano, concerns are still growing that Kilauea could soon explode, sending ash, steam, and giant boulders high into the air.

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