Kilauea Lava Flow Halted For Now

November 9, 2014 11:41 AM

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Kilauea Lava Flow Halted For Now

The slow-moving lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has stopped advancing toward the heart of the Big Island village of Pahoa, authorities said Friday. But the danger for residents has not yet passed, as the lava could return to activity in the near future, according to a Friday update by Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Authorities continue to monitor the lava flow as it branches out in other areas, and vegetation continues burning along its edges, but for now it appears that the people of Pahoa can take a break from worrying about it destroying their tight-knit island community. "This morning’s assessment shows th...

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