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Cheap lots were marketed in substandard subdivisions, mostly in high lava-risk zones that are some of the poorest areas on the island.
The spattering lava lake is drawing an uninterrupted throng of tourists to view the rare display of Madam Pele’s power.
Access near the Puna lava flow may be restricted for safety reasons, but residents, web sites and journalists are still documenting the rare occasion.
Officials say the flow is moving at approximately 10 yards an hour in a northeast direction on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science sits directly in the lava flow’s path, while Kua O Ka La, a charter school closer to the coast, has rapidly lost students since Hurricane Iselle.