Affordable housing in the fast-growing Puna area comes with a big risk — several communities have been wiped out by earlier lava flows.
Photos from Honolulu Civil Beat’s Anthony Quintano offer a look at the spectacle of lava and steam as new volcanic fissures open up.
Scientists said internal conditions at Kilauea are changing in a way that could lead to an explosive eruption.
The state expects to spend $3 million to protect residents during the next month.
Lava flows from Kilauea, one of the earth’s most active volcanos, have already destroyed 36 structures in the Puna District of the Big Island.
After a brief pause in volcanic activity, two more lava fissures Tuesday threatened Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens communities.