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The Hawaiian volcano now has 16 fissures piling lava up to 4 stories high

The Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii remained active over the weekend, opening a 16th fissure about a mile away from most of its lava flow activity in the Leilani Estates neighborhood. About 2,000 people have now been evacuated and more than two dozen homes destroyed by encroaching lava, which in some places has piled as high as a four-story building.

The ongoing activity has geologists concerned about possible volcanic or seismic activity affecting other locations in the Ring of Fire, like the United States' Pacific coast, but experts say another eruption is not imminent.