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Big Island: Distant Eruption Has Major Impact On Kona-Kohala Coast Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: Distant Eruption Has Major Impact On Kona-Kohala Coast

West side residents and businesses are dealing with vog and a downturn in business, including some people cancelling their visits.

Vog From Kilauea Increases The Need For Classroom Air Conditioning Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Vog From Kilauea Increases The Need For Classroom Air Conditioning

The last weeks of the school year were hard on some Big Island schools, and there’s concern about what’ll happen when they reopen Aug. 6.

New Coastline Emerges As Kilauea Pumps More Lava To The Sea AP

New Coastline Emerges As Kilauea Pumps More Lava To The Sea

Lava-formed land masses within the national park become federal land, and any ocean entries outside the park become state land.

Scientists Reap Data From The Rumbling Kilauea Volcano AP

Scientists Reap Data From The Rumbling Kilauea Volcano

Better technology has meant scientists have been able to accurately forecast Kilauea’s behavior as it sputters over Puna.

Entire Neighborhood Vanishes As Lava Gushes In AP

Entire Neighborhood Vanishes As Lava Gushes In

Vacationland has been smothered and Kapoho Bay “is completely filled in.”

Hundreds Of Additional Homes Lost To Lava AP

Hundreds Of Additional Homes Lost To Lava

Most were in Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland. Meanwhile, lava has completely filled Kapoho Bay.

Lava Has Now Destroyed 117 Big Island Homes Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lava Has Now Destroyed 117 Big Island Homes

New helicopter footage shows lava entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay.

Big Island: Volcano Evacuees Create ‘A Community Within A Community’

Big Island: Volcano Evacuees Create ‘A Community Within A Community’

More than 200 evacuees are staying at a regional recreational center in Pahoa, with some living in tents and vehicles.

Lava Burns Two Buildings At Geothermal Plant Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lava Burns Two Buildings At Geothermal Plant

Man arrested after bypassing a checkpoint and driving his truck into hardened lava.

‘Eerie’ Blue Flames Burn In Cracks Caused By Kilauea Lava Flows AP

‘Eerie’ Blue Flames Burn In Cracks Caused By Kilauea Lava Flows

The flames are caused by methane, a gas produced when lava buries and burns plants and trees.

Workers Scramble To Seal Wells At Geothermal Plant Threatened By Lava Courtesy of Puna Geothermal Venture

Workers Scramble To Seal Wells At Geothermal Plant Threatened By Lava

“There are many unpredictable things that could happen,” says the head of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Big Island Lava Flows Reach Site Of Geothermal Plant USGS

Big Island Lava Flows Reach Site Of Geothermal Plant

A naturally occurring berm has so far halted the flow’s advance, but officials warn if the lava does hit the plant’s underground wells it could trigger the release of poisonous gases.