Hawaii Tracks Inevitable Lava Threat to Homes

August 25, 2014 6:32 PM

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Hawaii Tracks Inevitable Lava Threat to Homes

A characteristically slow lava flow in Hawaii is encroaching on a residential area, and is expected to become a threat to homes "within weeks or months," according to experts tracking eruption trajectories.

That's what the US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) announced Friday, and has since been keeping close tabs on lava flow progression along the flank of Pu'u 'Ō'ō on Kīlauea Volcano's East Rift Zone.

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