oldering lava consumed at least five homes as residents continued to evacuate on Hawaii's Big Island over the weekend. By Sunday nearly two thousand people had fled. A new fissure spewed lava up to 230 feet in the air, new cracks opened on a highway in the Leilani Estates area, about a dozen miles from Kilauea Volcano which erupted Thursday.
>> It's like a roaring, it's like a Goliath or like a roaring jet engine when a jet engine is taking off or landing. That's what it sounds like and this morning, that's what I woke up to right over here. And it was gatoring into the sky, probably a hundred feet.
>> Officials said sulphur dioxide gas threatened to harm anyone who stayed in the residential neighborhood. The south-east corner of the island was rocked by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake Friday, the strongest since 1975. More earthquakes and eruptions are forecast perhaps for months to come. The larva erupted in a small rural area.
No injuries or deaths have been reported, and officials say the main tourist areas have not been impacted.