Eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano imminent after warning level raised to red

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A major eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is imminent according to the United States Geological Survey who've issued a red warning.

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The USGS says the warning was changed from orange to red due to increased ash emission from Kilauea Volcano summit. 

Earlier this month the volcano began erupting when a number of fissures opened up. 

Richard Schott appeared calm as he evacuated the area on his motorbike.
Source: Associated Press

Resident of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens have already had to evacuate.

Ashfall and vog (volcanic air pollution) has been reported in Pahala, USGS said in a statement. 

"At any time, activity may become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent."

The volcano that sputtered lava for a week has forced around 2000 residents to evacuate.
Source: Associated Press

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