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IN PHOTOS: Images from space, on the ground capture size and destruction of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

Environment May 17, 2018 10:36 am Updated: May 17, 2018 10:37 am IN PHOTOS: Images from space, on the ground capture size and destruction of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

ABOVE: Clouds of ash prompt renewed alert for Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

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Incredible images captured in space and on the ground show the sheer size and destruction of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano as it continues to belch ash and lava on the Big Island.

Ash continues to spew from the summit at the volcano, as the plume reached upwards to 1.5 kilometres into the sky on Wednesday, slightly lower than previous days.

However, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a red alert remains in effect, advising that a “major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.”

READ MORE: Red alert issued for Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano â€" here’s what we know so far

Earthquakes rattled the Big Island into late Wednesday, with the largest recorded at a magnitude of 4.4. The tremors caused several cracks on the island’s major highway and damaged several buildings in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Clouds of ash prompt renewed alert for Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

Clouds of ash prompt renewed alert for Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano 01:07
Clouds of ash prompt renewed alert for Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano
Downed power lines, deep fissures on property near Hawaii volcanic eruption 01:02
Downed power lines, deep fissures on property near Hawaii volcanic eruption
Concern over possible explosion as 19 fissures have now opened in Hawaii volcano 00:47
Concern over possible explosion as 19 fissures have now opened in Hawaii volcano
National Guard footage captures 17th volcanic fissure near Hawaii’s Kilauea    volcano 01:54
National Guard footage captures 17th volcanic fissure near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano
Aerial video shows collapsed hole in Hawaii volcano crater 00:41
Aerial video shows collapsed hole in Hawaii volcano crater
Hawaii officials brace for bigger Mount Kilauea blast 01:41
Hawaii officials brace for bigger Mount Kilauea blast
New aerial footage from Hawaii’s national guard shows scale of volcano damage 01:21
New aerial footage from Hawaii’s national guard shows scale of volcano damage
Hawaii resident films deep road fissures devastating the Puna region 01:48
Hawaii resident films deep road fissures devastating the Puna region
Toxic air now a serious concern for Hawaii volcano evacuees 01:04
Toxic air now a serious concern for Hawaii vol cano evacuees
The science of Hawaii’s volcanoes 02:10
The science of Hawaii’s volcanoes

Scientists remained on alert for more violent activity. Geologists have warned that the summit could have a separate explosive steam eruption that would hurl huge rocks and ash kilometres into the sky. But it’s not certain when or if that might happen.

No deaths or injuries have been reported as result of the volcano’s activity.

Photos from on the ground

People watch as ash    erupts from the Halemaumau crater during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 15, 2018.

People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 15, 2018.

Reuters/Terray Sylvester
Smoke and lava erupt from a fissure near a home on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 14, 2018.

Smoke and lava erupt from a fissure near a home on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 14, 2018.

Reuters/Terray Sylvester
Lava flows from the crater of Kilauea volcano as dozens of structures have been destroyed by scorching lava flows following a massive volcano eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island, May 6, 2018.

Lava flows from the crater of Kilauea volcano as dozens of structures have been destroyed by scorching lava flows following a massive volcano eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island, May 6, 2018.

USGS
Fire breaks out at the forest as dozens of structures have been destroyed by scorching lava flows following a massive volcano eruption on Hawaii’s    Big Island, May 8, 2018.

Fire breaks out at the forest as dozens of structures have been destroyed by scorching lava flows following a massive volcano eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island, May 8, 2018.

USGS
In this May 5, 2018 file photo, offerings of ti leaves, rocks and cans to the fire goddess Pele, lie in front of lava as it burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision as a man takes pictures of the flow near Pahoa, Hawaii.

In this May 5, 2018 file photo, offerings of ti leaves, rocks and cans to the fire goddess Pele, lie in front of lava as it burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision as a man takes pictures of the flow near Pahoa, Hawaii.

AP Photo/Caleb Jones
Lava and downed power lines block a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, May 8, 2018.

Lava and downed power lines block a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, May 8, 2018.

Reuters/Terray Sylvester
Kilauea volcano’s summit lava lake shows a significant drop of roughly 220 metres below the crater    rim in this wide angle camera view showing the entire north portion of the Overlook crater in Hawaii, U.S. May 6, 2018.

Kilauea volcano’s summit lava lake shows a significant drop of roughly 220 metres below the crater rim in this wide angle camera view showing the entire north portion of the Overlook crater in Hawaii, U.S. May 6, 2018.

USGS
A woman takes a photo as an ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018.

A woman takes a photo as an ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018.

Mario Tama/Getty Images
People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Mario Tama/Getty Images
Cracks and volcanic debris are seen on a road in Leilani Estate, Hawaii, U.S., May 9, 2018.

Cracks and volcanic debris are seen on a road in Leilani Estate, Hawaii , U.S., May 9, 2018.

Xinhua/Tao Xiyi via Getty Images
Lava flows at a new fissure in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island as a local resident walks nearby after taking photos on May 12, 2018 in Pahoa.

Lava flows at a new fissure in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island as a local resident walks nearby after taking photos on May 12, 2018 in Pahoa.

Mario Tama/Getty Images
Lava shoots    into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii.

Lava shoots into the night sky from active fissures on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii.

AP Photo/Caleb Jones

From space

View of the Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano from the International Space Station on May 13, 2018.

View of the Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano from the International Space Station on May 13, 2018.

Andrew J. Feustel/NASA
View of the Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano from the International Space Station on May 12, 2018.

View of the Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano from the International Space Station on May 12, 2018.

Ricky Arnold/NASA
View of the Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano from the International Space Station on May 12, 2018.

View of the Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano from the International Space Station on May 12, 2018.

Ricky Arnold/NASA

Before and after

This combination of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows an area by the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii on May 24, 2017, top, and May 14, 2018, bottom, after the recent volcanic activity.

This combination of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows an area by the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii on May 24, 2017, top, and May 14, 2018, bottom, after the recent volcanic activity.

DigitalGlobe via AP
This combination of satellite images, provided by DigitalGlobe, shows the Leilani Estates subdivision by the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa, Haw   aii on May 24, 2017, top, and May 14, 2018, bottom, after the recent volcanic activity.

This combination of satellite images, provided by DigitalGlobe, shows the Leilani Estates subdivision by the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii on May 24, 2017, top, and May 14, 2018, bottom, after the recent volcanic activity.

DigitalGlobe via AP
This combination of satellite images, provided by DigitalGlobe, shows an area by the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii on May 24, 2017, top, and May 14, 2018, bottom, after the recent volcanic activity.

This combination of satellite images, provided by DigitalGlobe, shows an area by the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii on M ay 24, 2017, top, and May 14, 2018, bottom, after the recent volcanic activity.

DigitalGlobe via AP
This combination of satellite images, provided by DigitalGlobe, shows an area by the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii on May 24, 2017, top, and May 14, 2018, bottom, after the recent volcanic activity.

This combination of satellite images, provided by DigitalGlobe, shows an area by the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii on May 24, 2017, top, and May 14, 2018, bottom, after the recent volcanic activity.

DigitalGlobe via AP

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