Q & A on Hawaii lava flow

October 29, 2014 11:41 AM

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Q & A on Hawaii lava flow

HONOLULU — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.

The lava is from Kilauea, one of the most active volcanos in the world. It has been actively erupting since 1983.

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