The eruption at Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has technically been going on for over 30 years, but became a problem in recent weeks when a collapse on its eastern flank started draining its lava lake into surrounding parts of the island. It's continued to get worse since then, and as of Sunday, CBS reported a total of 17 active volcanic fissures have opened up, including one near the Puna Geothermal Venture energy conversion plant.
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The eruption of the Mount Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has continued to progress, with massive lava flows pouring out of what is now believed to be at least 10 fissures in the nearby residential neighbourhood of Leilani Estates, the Washington Post reported.
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