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Hawaii Volcano Eruptions

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.

‘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.

More Health Problems For Big Island Mayor Harry Kim Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Health Problems For Big Island Mayor Harry Kim

He has been diagnosed with walking pneumonia after suffering at least one and possibly two heart attacks last month.

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.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions