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Hawaii Volcano Eruptions

Lava That Destroys On Land Spurs New Life At Sea Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lava That Destroys On Land Spurs New Life At Sea

A plume of phytoplankton off the coast of Puna was spotted from space. Now scientists take advantage of a unique opportunity to study lava as “fertilizer.”

Road Damage From Earthquakes Is Latest Volcano Peril AP

Road Damage From Earthquakes Is Latest Volcano Peril

Officials worry that future quakes could shut down Highway 11, a vital link between Hilo and a rural district.

Passengers Recount Moments After Lava Hit Tour Boat AP

Passengers Recount Moments After Lava Hit Tour Boat

A couple from Portland who both suffered burns still managed to shoot video of the mishap.

Big Island: Last Time Hawaii Had Lava Refugees, It Built A Ghost Town Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Last Time Hawaii Had Lava Refugees, It Built A Ghost Town

After Kalapana was devastated in the 1980s, the state laid out a new subdivision complete with utilities. But only now are a few people moving in.

Authorities Search For Safe Spots For People To Watch Lava Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Authorities Search For Safe Spots For People To Watch Lava

A tour boat mishap that injured 23 people illustrates the danger of getting too close to the spectacle that many want to see.

Lava Flies Through Roof Of Tour Boat, Injuring 23 Hawaii DLNR

Lava Flies Through Roof Of Tour Boat, Injuring 23

UPDATED: A 20-year-old woman was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone. 

Candi’s Ark: Meet The Woman Who Shelters Animals Rescued From The Lava Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Candi’s Ark: Meet The Woman Who Shelters Animals Rescued From The Lava

VIDEO: “Too many people that I know and I care about got affected,” says Candi Salazar.

Big Island: The Village That Can’t Stop Shaking Alan McNarie/Civil Beat

Big Island: The Village That Can’t Stop Shaking

Volcano Village’s residents and businesses are coping with frequent earthquakes and the closure of the nearby national park.

Big Island: Tallying The Growing Cost Of A Multimillion-Dollar Eruption Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: Tallying The Growing Cost Of A Multimillion-Dollar Eruption

Taxpayers have spent nearly $10 million, not counting damage to roads and parks. The value of private property lost, damaged or isolated is $372 million.

Mental Health Is Another Casualty In The Ongoing Volcanic Eruption Contributed by: Kent Andersen

Mental Health Is Another Casualty In The Ongoing Volcanic Eruption

The state health department is staffing shelters and opening clinics to help people affected by the disaster.

Big Island: Puna Residents Set Up This Awesome Center For Volcano Refugees Courtesy of Ke'ala Martins-Keliihoomalu

Big Island: Puna Residents Set Up This Awesome Center For Volcano Refugees

With no end to the disaster in sight, the “Hub” serves up food, supplies, hot showers, massages and a chance to talk story.

Slideshow: The Big Island’s Latest Scenes Of Destruction

Slideshow: The Big Island’s Latest Scenes Of Destruction

Civil Beat photographer Anthony Quintano took to the air Tuesday to view the ever-changing volcanic landscape in lower Puna.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions