Lava Flow Threatens Residents on Hawaii's Big Island

September 5, 2014 2:34 PM

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Lava Flow Threatens Residents on Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued a warning Thursday to a rural community in the path of a lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island, as the molten rock moved to within a mile of homes.

Observatory scientists said lava from the Kilauea volcano could reach the Kaohe Homesteads in five to seven days if it continues advancing through cracks in the earth. Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said the agency has not yet ordered an evacuation. But Mayor Billy Kenoi i...

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