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Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

No injuries were reported in the area, which had previously been evacuated.

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Another three-dozen homes were confirmed destroyed this past weekend when a large lava stream creeping 6 miles (9.7 km) across the landscape reached the far eastern edge of the Big Island, pouring into the ocean at a place called Kapoho Bay.

That's a lot of lava, but flow volumes can be extraordinarily hard to measure, the USGS said.

The eruption, which has advanced up to 656 yards per hour, and fountained up to 250 in the air, has covered 7.7 square miles of land, and destroyed well over 400 total structures in just over a month.

The eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has sent so much lava flowing into nearby Kapoho Bay that the area is now completely filled.

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The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported high levels of quake activity were near Kilauea's summit late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, including a magnitude-5.5 natural disaster at 4:32 a.m., which produced a plume of lava 1,000 feet above the summit.

"Harry had a premonition this was going to happen", Snyder said.

Describing Mr Kim's reaction to losing his holiday home, Mr Okabe added: "He was very depressed".

Lava inundated the bay near Hawaii Island's eastern tip on Monday night, causing giant plumes of acidic fumes, known as 'laze, ' to billow from the ocean. One shelter was full Tuesday, officials said.

He said: "I left a lot of things behind because I didn't want to feel as if I was abandoning my home". Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area. Officials had issued mandatory orders for residents of Leilani Estates and those in Kapoho Beach and Vacationland to leave by Friday or risk being trapped and unreachable by emergency crews.

Homes in Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are on smaller lots and closer together than those in other parts of the Puna district. Okabe estimated there are several hundred homes in each of the two subdivisions.


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