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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.

Kilauea Volcano Sends Ash Plume 30,000 Feet Into The Air AP

Kilauea Volcano Sends Ash Plume 30,000 Feet Into The Air

Hawaii County officials announced they will begin handing out free masks to prevent people from breathing in ash.

Earthquakes Batter Roads As More Ash Spews From Kilauea AP

Earthquakes Batter Roads As More Ash Spews From Kilauea

The state is forming a joint task force to handle mass evacuations of the Puna district if lava flows cover major roads and isolates the area.

What It’s Like Spending Three Days Watching A Volcano Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

What It’s Like Spending Three Days Watching A Volcano

Civil Beat’s Anthony Quintano talks about his experiences shooting the eruptions and lava flows on Kilauea.

Big Island: The Volcano Is Wiping Out Property Values And County Coffers Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: The Volcano Is Wiping Out Property Values And County Coffers

Losses are mounting in the hundreds of millions of dollars as Kilauea pushes molten lava through neighborhoods.

As Lava Destroys Big Island Homes, Owners Ask: Am I Covered Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

As Lava Destroys Big Island Homes, Owners Ask: Am I Covered

Twenty fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano began erupting 12 days ago, destroying nearly two dozen homes.

Letters: Live Lava Cam ‘Fascinating But Scary’ Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: Live Lava Cam ‘Fascinating But Scary’

Thousands of viewers from all over the world have been watching our live stream of the eruption. Some of them dropped us a note.

The Time They Bombed Mauna Loa And Other Lava-Stopping Schemes USGS

The Time They Bombed Mauna Loa And Other Lava-Stopping Schemes

Diverting a lava flow is not as easy as some people — including then-Lt. Col. George Patton — once thought.

Big Island: How Land Schemes Turned Lava Fields Into Subdivisions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island: How Land Schemes Turned Lava Fields Into Subdivisions

Affordable housing in the fast-growing Puna area comes with a big risk — several communities have been wiped out by earlier lava flows.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions