A small explosion occurred at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, officials said Sunday morning.
Latest updates from USGS at 09:32 pm BST said: "A line of closely spaced vents at Fissure 8 are continuing to erupt producing fountains reaching heights up to 160 feet, just higher than the spatter cone around them".
Meanwhile, officials said Fissure 8 continues to produce a large flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large plume, KHON2 reported.
Residents should avoid the resulting laze plume. There were two small blasts Monday, including one after a magnitude-5.4 quake, scientists said.
The other half of the residents in a more vulnerable area are allowed back during the day if conditions are safe.
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A spokesperson for Hawaii County Civil Defence said: "What used to be the bay is now all lava bed, new land, nearly a mile out into the ocean".
Bob Fenton, FEMA administrator for the region, said assessments are taking place to determine if renters and homeowners will be eligible for individual FEMA assistance, which would offer payouts averaging $4,000 and maxing out at $34,000.
As of June 10, Kilauea's Fissure 8 continued to spew lava up to 180 feet into the air, according to USGS.
Over the last five weeks, 24 fissures have opened in and near the Leilani Estates community of about 750 homes on lots of at least one acre.
The Big Island volcano has been erupting for more than a month, sending lava into neighborhoods from cracks in the ground and destroying hundreds of homes.