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‘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.

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.

Big Island: What All This Talk About The Volcanic Eruption Really Means Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: What All This Talk About The Volcanic Eruption Really Means

Our Big Island correspondent takes issue with the way some media outlets are juicing up the coverage of Kilauea’s continuing eruption.

When The Lava Meets The Sea: A Toxic Cloud AP

When The Lava Meets The Sea: A Toxic Cloud

“Laze” is the result of molten lava hitting cold seawater and creating a kind of sulfur-infused steam that is extremely hazardous.

Hawaii Lava Flow Ramps Up AP

Hawaii Lava Flow Ramps Up

Rural Hawaii communities face various volcano threats.

Big Island Lava Flows Destroy 4 More Homes AP

Big Island Lava Flows Destroy 4 More Homes

Officials are encouraging residents in a rural area to prepare for evacuation because of continuous eruptions.

4 Residents Airlifted After Hawaii Lava Flows Isolates More Homes AP

4 Residents Airlifted After Hawaii Lava Flows Isolates More Homes

Update: Other residents in a rural area cut off by new flows from the Kilauea volcano to shelter in place.

Scientists Unsure When Kilauea Volcano Will Go Quiet AP

Scientists Unsure When Kilauea Volcano Will Go Quiet

A volcano expert says there is no way of knowing whether this is really the beginning or toward the end of the Big Island eruption.

Big Island: It’s Nearly Impossible To Find A Place To Rent These Days Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: It’s Nearly Impossible To Find A Place To Rent These Days

Lava refugees, forced from their homes by the volcano, are squeezing into every available space.

 

Kilauea Eruption Prompts US Senate Action On Volcano Monitoring Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kilauea Eruption Prompts US Senate Action On Volcano Monitoring

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday to upgrade the nation’s ability to monitor volcanoes and provide early warnings to those living in the shadows of their summits.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions