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Kilauea: 35 Homes Burned So Far And ‘No Idea When We Can Get Back’ AP

Kilauea: 35 Homes Burned So Far And ‘No Idea When We Can Get Back’

UPDATED: Hundreds of residents of the Leilani Estates subdivision were allowed to briefly return to their homes to gather possessions.

Resilience In The Face Of Lava And An Uncertain Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Resilience In The Face Of Lava And An Uncertain Future

Evacuees don’t know when they’ll be able to go home — or if they’ll still have homes at all.

Big Island’s Trifecta Of Trouble: Earthquakes, Lava Flows And Toxic Gas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island’s Trifecta Of Trouble: Earthquakes, Lava Flows And Toxic Gas

UDATED: A magnitude 6.9 quake hit Friday as more than 1,700 residents faced evacuation orders.

Big Island: When You Live In A Volcano’s Shadow, You Go With The Flow Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: When You Live In A Volcano’s Shadow, You Go With The Flow

Just hours before a new eruption threatened a subdivision, residents and visitors were buzzing with excitement.

Evacuations Ordered As Volcano Releases Lava Into Residential Area AP

Evacuations Ordered As Volcano Releases Lava Into Residential Area

UPDATED: The Leilani Estates subdivision is at greatest risk, but scientists say new vents and outbreaks could occur.

Underground Magma On The Move As Quakes Rattle Volcano AP

Underground Magma On The Move As Quakes Rattle Volcano

It may have already gone under the highway to the viewing area, and Hawaii County is making preparations for a possible eruption.

Earthquakes, Crater Collapse On Kilauea May Indicate New Eruption AP

Earthquakes, Crater Collapse On Kilauea May Indicate New Eruption

An “intrusion” of lava could affect a popular access point where people can hike or bike into a viewing area.

Big Island: The Days Are Numbered For These Lava Flow Vendors Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: The Days Are Numbered For These Lava Flow Vendors

Hawaii County looks to clear out roadside businesses and relocate the parking lot for its lava flow viewing area. Nearby residents are unhappy.

Big Island: Why Many People May Lose Their Property This Week Courtesy of Starsha Young

Big Island: Why Many People May Lose Their Property This Week

Cheap lots were marketed in substandard subdivisions, mostly in high lava-risk zones that are some of the poorest areas on the island.

Halemaumau Crater a Big Draw at Hawaii Volcanoes Nat’l Park Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Halemaumau Crater a Big Draw at Hawaii Volcanoes Nat’l Park

The spattering lava lake is drawing an uninterrupted throng of tourists to view the rare display of Madam Pele’s power.

Kilauea Is World’s Hottest Volcano PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Kilauea Is World’s Hottest Volcano

The ranking is in terms of total energy. An Icelandic vocanic eruption radiated the most heat for a single event.

This Is What Happens When You Step On Molten Lava Screencap/AOL

This Is What Happens When You Step On Molten Lava

As lava on Hawaii’s Big Island nears a shopping center and gas station, this video is a reminder of what not to do.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions