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HONOLULU | The Latest: Residents say ash not bad near volcano summit

HONOLULU — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A resident who lives several miles from the summit of a Hawaii volcano says ash fall from an explosive eruption hasn’t been too bad. Joe Laceby lives in a town aptly called Volcano several miles … Continue reading HONOLULU | The Latest: Residents say ash not bad near volcano summit

HONOLULU | ‘Excited and scared’: Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

HONOLULU— A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town. The explosion at the summit of Kilauea came shortly after 4 a.m. following two weeks … Continue reading HONOLULU | ‘Excited and scared’: Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

HONOLULU | When lava flows, a Hawaiian goddess’ name is invoked

HONOLULU — In rural Hawaii neighborhoods where lava from Kilauea volcano has burned down or threatened to consume the homes, a name often comes up: Pele (peh-leh). “You can’t really predict what Pele is going to do,” said Julie Woolsey, who evacuated on May 3 as a fissure opened on her street, oozing lava just … Continue reading HONOLULU | When lava flows, a Hawaiian goddess’ name is invoked

HONOLULU | Quakes damage roads as ash spews from Hawaii volcano

HONOLULU— Earthquakes were damaging roads and buildings on Hawaii’s Big Island on Wednesday as ash emissions streamed from Kilauea volcano. The strongest shaking was recorded around 8:30 a.m., measured as a 4.4-magnitude earthquake. The floor of the summit crater has also dropped about three feet (90 centimeters), as the threat of a strong, explosive eruption … Continue reading HONOLULU | Quakes damage roads as ash spews from Hawaii volcano

HONOLULU | Giant rocks spewing from Hawaii volcano summit

HONOLULU (AP) — Ash emissions from the summit at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano decreased, prompting the cancellation Wednesday of an ash fall advisory. There are occasional bursts of ash coming from the crater causing ash to fall downwind to several communities, though there are only trace amounts, said the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Ash plumes on Tuesday … Continue reading HONOLULU | Giant rocks spewing from Hawaii volcano summit

HONOLULU | Homeowners scramble as Hawaii volcano spews ash, lava

HONOLULU — Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Now Deter and others who have recently lost homes to the lava-spewing mountain are on an urgent quest for answers about insurance, desperate to … Continue reading HONOLULU | Homeowners scramble as Hawaii volcano spews ash, lava