In this photo provided bt the US Geological Survey, lava can been seen in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Thousands flee as Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts and lava spews out near homes

Lava and steam are emerging from new ground fissures in a residential area

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In this photo provided bt the US Geological Survey, lava can been seen in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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