Civil Beat Topics

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions

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.

SLIDESHOW: The Big Island Volcano’s Newest Eruptions Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: The Big Island Volcano’s Newest Eruptions

Photos from Honolulu Civil Beat’s Anthony Quintano offer a look at the spectacle of lava and steam as new volcanic fissures open up.

New Lava Fissures Spur More Big Island Evacuations Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

New Lava Fissures Spur More Big Island Evacuations

In total, there have now been 18 lava outbreaks, destroying at least two dozen homes and prompting evacuation orders for 2,000 residents.

Trump Grants Disaster Assistance For Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump Grants Disaster Assistance For Big Island

Earlier in the week, the feds approved a similar assistance request for damage caused by floods on Kauai and Oahu.

SLIDESHOW: Life in the The Big Island’s Lava Zone Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Life in the The Big Island’s Lava Zone

Civil Beat photographer Cory Lum spent a day in the heart of the Kilauea eruption zone where at least 26 homes were destroyed.

Big Island Volcano Could Spew Boulders The Size Of Refrigerators AP

Big Island Volcano Could Spew Boulders The Size Of Refrigerators

Scientists said internal conditions at Kilauea are changing in a way that could lead to an explosive eruption.

Ige Calls For Federal Disaster Declaration On Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls For Federal Disaster Declaration On Big Island

The state expects to spend $3 million to protect residents during the next month.

Federal Geologists: Hawaii Volcano Could Have Explosive Eruption Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Geologists: Hawaii Volcano Could Have Explosive Eruption

Lava flows from Kilauea, one of the earth’s most active volcanos, have already destroyed 36 structures in the Puna District of the Big Island.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions