Dramatic video shows lava bursting from the ground in a volcano eruption in Hawaii

  • Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted on Thursday evening.

  • Lava burst through the ground in a residential area and spilt into the streets.

  • Smoke could be seen spewing from a nearby crater, and 1,500 people have been evacuated.

  • Nobody has been reported hurt, and officials say the eruption is now over.

Stunning video footage has shown the moment a volcano in Hawaii erupted, spilling lava into the streets and sparking an evacuation.

Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island erupted on Thursday afternoon at around 4:45 p.m. local time. Drone footage showed the lava bubbling up on the streets near people's houses.

Jeremiah Osuna, a photographer who lives nearby, used a drone to record lava spilling out of the ground from a fissure that opened during the eruption:

Here is the same lava flow from street level:

Michael Bruck, a local helicopter pilot, recorded video of the Pu'u 'Ō'ō vent spilling out smoke around the time of the eruption:

There had been ample warning that the eruption was coming, so people were evacuated. Around 1,500 people and 770 properties were affected, and no injuries have yet been reported.

A report from the US Geological Survey posted just after 10 p.m. local time said this:

The eruption in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano that began in late afternoon ended by about 6:30 p.m.

Lava spatter and gas bursts erupted from the fissure for about two hours, and lava spread a short distance from the fissure, less than about 10 m (33 ft).

At this time, the fissure is not erupting lava and no other fissures have erupted.

See more videos from the eruption:

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