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Latest photos from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption

The recent eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has endangered residents on the remote, rural southeastern side of the Big Island — and made for eye-catching photos. Thousands of people have been displaced, with 37 houses destroyed, since Kilauea began erupting on May 3.

Here are 27 incredible photos from the volcanic eruption.

— With reporting from The Associated Press

PAHOA, HI - MAY 27: Lava from a
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama

Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure advances up a residential street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island on May 27.

A noticeable increase in volume of lava
Photo Credit: EPA / Paradise Helicopters / Bruce Omori

A noticeable increase in volume of lava being produced by fissure 7 has huge rivers of lava snaking their way toward the sea, and a massive flow headed toward the Puna Geothermal Venture energy conversion plant in Pahoa on May 27.

PAHOA, HI - MAY 27: A car passes
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama

A car passes as lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure illuminates the night sky after midnight on May 27 in Pahoa, Hawaii.

This image obtained from the US Geological Survey
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / USGS / Brett Walker

A U.S. Geological Survey scientist documents the fissure 7 lava fountain from Kilauea on May 27 in Pahoa, Hawaii.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by BRUCE OMORI/Paradise Helicopters/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9694845r)
Photo Credit: EPA / Paradise Helicopters / Bruce Omori

An aerial view of a new fissure eruption within Leilani Estates sending a fast-moving flow of lava that consumes property on May 27 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for the immediate area.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Bruce Omori/Paradise Helicopters/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9694928f)
Photo Credit: EPA / Paradise Helicopters / Bruce Omori

Continued vigorous low fountaining at fissure 7 is feeding a tremendous amount of volume to lava flows from Kilauea volcano. It lights up the sky within Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 26.

In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, United
Photo Credit: AP / Honolulu Star-Advertiser / George F. Lee

U.S. Geological Survey personnel monitor and record active lava fissures near what is now the end of Kahukai Street as they continue to spew forth lava several stories into the air at Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 24.

Residents and members of the media are silhouetted
Photo Credit: AP / Honolulu Star-Advertiser / George F. Lee

Residents and members of the media are silhouetted as fissures spew lava near what is now the end of Leilani Street at Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 24.

In this May 24, 2018 photo from the
Photo Credit: FEMA / Grace Simoneau via AP

Lava erupts from a fissure in the Leilani Estates neighborhood near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 24.

This May 22, 2018 photo from video from
Photo Credit: AP / U.S. Geological Survey

Video from an unpiloted aircraft shows flow from what scientists call fissure 22 as lava from Kilauea volcano continues to flow into the ocean May 22 near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii.

PAHOA, HI - MAY 21: Lava from a
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama

Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure flows past downed trees towards the Pacific Ocean on Hawaii's Big Island on May 21 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials are concerned that "laze," a dangerous combination of lava and haze, produced when hot lava hits cool ocean water, will affect residents. 

Lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii,
Photo Credit: AP / Jae C. Hong

Lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 20. The Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Chuck Anthony wears
Photo Credit: AP / Jae C. Hong

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Chuck Anthony wears a gas mask as he stands next to a wall of lava entering the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 20.

Joe Kekedi takes pictures of a plume of
Photo Credit: AP / Jae C. Hong

Joe Kekedi takes pictures of a plume of steam as lava enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 20.

In this Saturday, May 19, 2018, photo released
Photo Credit: AP

Lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 19.

In this May 19, 2018 photo, lava erupts
Photo Credit: AP / Jamm Aquino

Lava erupts inside Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 19.

U.S. Air National Guardsman John Linzmeier looks at
Photo Credit: AP / Jae C. Hong

U.S. Air National Guardsman John Linzmeier looks at cracks as toxic gases rise nearby in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 18.

Abe Pedro watches lava shoot out of a
Photo Credit: AP / Marco Garcia

Abe Pedro watches lava shoot out of a fissure on Pohoiki Road near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 18.

Lava from the Kilauea volcano moves across the
Photo Credit: AP / Marco Garcia

Lava from the Kilauea volcano moves across the road in Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 5.

In this Saturday, May 5, photo, a new
Photo Credit: AP

A new fissure erupts in Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 5.

In this Saturday, May 5, photo provided by
Photo Credit: AP

Lava from the seventh fissure slowly advances to the northeast on Hookapu Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 5.

Lava burns across a road in the Leilani
Photo Credit: AP / Caleb Jones

Lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision on May 5 near Pahoa, Hawaii.

Resident Sam Knox rides his bicycle to the
Photo Credit: AP / Marco Garcia

Resident Sam Knox rides his bicycle to the edge of the road as lava burns across the road in the Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 5. 

Volcanic gas streams out of a vent around
Photo Credit: AP / Marco Garcia

Volcanic gas streams out of a vent around a sign in Leilani Estates on May 5 near Pahoa, Hawaii.

A man films the lava in the Leilani
Photo Credit: AP / Marco Garcia

A man films the lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision on May 5 near Pahoa, Hawaii.

This photo provided by Shane Turpin shows results
Photo Credit: AP / Shane Turpin

Molten lava spewed hundreds of feet into the air through forests as the Kilauea volcano erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii on Friday, May 4.

In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey,
Photo Credit: AP

Ash plume rises above the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Thursday, May 3, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, in this photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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