• Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted on Thursday evening.
  • Lava burst through the ground in a residential area and 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 an erupting volcano in Hawaii, 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.

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 composite image showing smoke and lava during the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

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 Kilauea 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."

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