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#Kilauea,18 fissures now, but 17 is the most voluminous…and #LavaFountain still #erupting. Video of May 13 4:30PM heli flight – steam jets throwing #SpatterBombs up to 500 ft. East #aa #lavaflow cascading into steaming pit. #Hawaii https://t.co/4xgDUM0aeZ pic.twitter.com/JJU1Y9kI5V

Update: 3:45 a.m. EDT May 12: While no lava has flowed since Wednesday from the 15 fissures that cracked open in the Leilani Estates neighborhood, earthquakes, ground deformation and ongoing emissions of sulphur dioxide indicate more lava outbreaks are likely, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“I’m grateful for the quick approval of my request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration. This opens the door to federal assistance and demonstrates a solid partnership with the federal government as we work to keep Hawai‘i residents safe and support recovery efforts on Hawai‘i Island,” Ige said in a press release.

I’m grateful for the quick approval of my request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration.This opens the door to federal assistance and demonstrates a solid partnership with the federal government as we work to keep HI residents safe and support recovery efforts on Hawai‘i Island

“If the lava column drops to the level of groundwater beneath Kīlauea Caldera, (the) influx of water into the conduit could cause steam-driven explosions,” USGS officials said. “Debris expelled during such explosions could impact the area surrounding Halemaʻumaʻu and the Kīlauea summit. At this time, we cannot say with certainty that explosive activity will occur, how large the explosions could be, or how long such explosive activity could continue.”

A total of 12 fissures have now opened in the Leilani Estates neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The lava is no longer flowing from the fissures, but Kilauea volcano is still releasing hazardous fumes, the observatory reported.

The USGS expects the Kilauea eruption to continue because seismic activity is still ongoing in the area. The agency is warning that aftershocks from Friday’s 6.9 magnitude earthquake are also continuing and that large aftershocks are possible.

Update 7:05 p.m. EDT May 4: A series of earthquakes shook parts of Hawaii Friday as the Kilauea volcano continued erupting. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 6.9 quake just after 6:30 p.m. EDT centered 11 miles from Ainaloa, Hawaii, scaring already frightened residents.

— Hawaii News Now (@HawaiiNewsNow) May 4, 2018 Update 2:05 p.m. EDT May 4: New eruptions were reported Friday morning in the east rift zone of Kilauea, Hawaii News Now reported. Officials told the news station that at least two structures were damaged as the eruptions sent lava flying.

#BREAKING #LeilaniEstatesEruption: First look at the two homes that caught fire after a third eruption broke out at Kaupili Street and Leilani Avenue in the #LeilaniEstates evacuation zone. More details as they develop on @hawaiinewsnow #HInews #HawaiiNews https://t.co/pRQf3zGTue pic.twitter.com/V212PIOUlj

Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and since Monday, hundreds of earthquakes have been recorded in the area, CNN reported. They are the result of a collapse of a crater floor of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, a volcanic cone in the eastern rift zone.