Don't Divert Lava Flow Threatening Homes

September 11, 2014 2:20 PM

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Don't Divert Lava Flow Threatening Homes

The last few weeks have been a stressful waiting game for some residents on Hawaii's Big Island as a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano creeps toward the Kaohe Homestead subdivision in the eastern district of Puna.

On June 27, Lava began erupting from a new vent on Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanos. By Wednesday afternoon, the flow had advanced 9 miles from the vent, per the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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