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Hawaii Volcano Eruptions

Some Lava Evacuees Allowed Back Into Their Homes During ‘Stable’ Flow AP

Some Lava Evacuees Allowed Back Into Their Homes During ‘Stable’ Flow

Lava continues to flow along a path toward the ocean on a course that isn’t threatening new areas, at least for now.

Kilauea Unleashes More Small Blasts, Snaking Lava AP

Kilauea Unleashes More Small Blasts, Snaking Lava

Scientists warn against venturing too close to lava hitting water, saying it could expose people to dangers from flying debris.

Eruption Threatens Future Of Some Big Island Charter Schools USGS

Eruption Threatens Future Of Some Big Island Charter Schools

The ongoing volcanic lava flow is raising many issues for students and their families.

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: 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.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions