Residents evacuated after volcano eruption in Hawaii

More than 1,700 residents are being evacuated after Kilauea volcano erupted near a residential area on Hawaii’s largest island. The eruption follows a series of strong earthquakes over recent days. A volcanic crater vent – known as Puu Oo – collapsed earlier this week, sending lava down the mountain’s slopes towards populated areas. Officials had been warning residents all week they should be prepared to evacuate as an eruption would