Expert: New volcanic lava fissure in Hawaii prompts more evacuations

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A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. (source CTV News)

Don Baker, McGill University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

Hawaiian volcanoes are known for their frequent eruptions.  In many cases the eruptions are relatively quiescent with lava flows that move slowly.  However, occasionally there have been fast moving lava flows and explosive eruptions that threatened property and people.

Don Baker is available for interview in English and French