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Hawaii Volcano Eruptions

Big Island: Geothermal Plant And Its Neighbors Have Clashed For Decades Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency

Big Island: Geothermal Plant And Its Neighbors Have Clashed For Decades

Lava flows threaten the plant’s destruction along with the property of many who have complained about the facility.

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 Flow Cuts Off Access To More Big Island Neighborhoods Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lava Flow Cuts Off Access To More Big Island Neighborhoods

Officials had issued mandatory evacuation orders Friday to residents of Kapoho and Vacationland.

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.

Suspect Arrested After Shooting In Volcano Evacuation Zone AP

Suspect Arrested After Shooting In Volcano Evacuation Zone

A resident allegedly fired shots after confronting people he apparently thought were trespassing, authorities say.

Hawaii Has 5 Other Active Volcanoes In Addition To Kilauea AP

Hawaii Has 5 Other Active Volcanoes In Addition To Kilauea

Here’s a quick look at the islands’ active and inactive volcanoes.

Lava Speeds Up And Forces More Evacuations As Despair Grows Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lava Speeds Up And Forces More Evacuations As Despair Grows

More refugees are likely headed for the Pahoa Community Center, where hundreds already reside. Some have been there for weeks.

Lava Crosses Highway 132, Destroys 400 Utility Poles AP

Lava Crosses Highway 132, Destroys 400 Utility Poles

UPDATED: Additional evacuations are ordered, this time for Vacationland and Kapoho Beach Lots. The areas had already lost power.

Some Residents Ordered To Flee Fast-Moving Lava AP

Some Residents Ordered To Flee Fast-Moving Lava

UPDATED: Highway 132 is closed, and two wells at a geothermal plant have been covered with lava.

Volcanic Ash Coats Desks, Floors Of These Big Island Schools AP

Volcanic Ash Coats Desks, Floors Of These Big Island Schools

Pahala schools cope with the fallout, but many students haven’t been coming to class.

Kilauea Eruption Wreaks Havoc On Farms In Several Ways Courtesy of Beverly Tuaolo

Kilauea Eruption Wreaks Havoc On Farms In Several Ways

In addition to lava flows, plants have been burned by toxic gases and irrigation systems have been damaged.

Lava From Kilauea Enters Ocean From Three Flows AP

Lava From Kilauea Enters Ocean From Three Flows

The U.S. Marine Corps sends two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters to help if more evacuations become necessary.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions