Hawaii Volcano Lava Wave Nears Homes

October 27, 2014 10:32 PM

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Hawaii Volcano Lava Wave Nears Homes

Smoldering lava from a slow-erupting volcano has reached within yards of homes on Hawaii's Big Island, emergency officials said Monday as villagers braced to evacuate.

The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano has been threatening nearby homes for weeks, and was 100 yards (91 meters) from the nearest house by early Monday. The lava front was moving at between 10-15 yards (9-14 meters) an hour.

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