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PAHOA, Hawaii | Energy wells plugged as Hawaii’s volcano sends lava nearby

PAHOA, Hawaii — Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out. Lava from a nearby, new volcanic vent entered, then stalled, on the 815-acre (329.8 hectare) property where the Puna Geothermal Venture wells occupy around 40 acres (16 … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Energy wells plugged as Hawaii’s volcano sends lava nearby

PAHOA, Hawaii  | Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

PAHOA, Hawaii  — Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava entered, then stalled, on the property near … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii  | Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

PAHOA, Hawaii | The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man’s leg in half

PAHOA, Hawaii — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Hawaii man hit by a flying piece of lava says the molten rock nearly cut his left leg in half. Darryl Clinton told the Honolulu television station KHON that he was on the roof … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man’s leg in half

PAHOA, Hawaii  | Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze

PAHOA, Hawaii  — The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island’s southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. The molten rock started pouring into the sea over the weekend. It’s been generating plumes of lava haze or … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii  | Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze

PAHOA, Hawaii | What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii’s latest volcanic hazard

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The lava haze, or “laze,” is created when molten rock hits the ocean and marks just the latest hazard from a volcano that has been generating … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii’s latest volcanic hazard

PAHOA, Hawaii  | Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

PAHOA, Hawaii — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay away from the toxic … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii  | Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

PAHOA, Hawaii | Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and flying lava causing the first major injury. Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has burned dozens of … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island. That was more than two weeks ago. He hasn’t been able to stay at his house since. “It’s disconcerting not being home, being displaced,” Arends … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii residents forced to evacuate their homes because of lava oozing from cracks in their neighborhoods are growing weary. Many of them have been displaced for more than two weeks, and it’s not clear when they’ll be able to return. Hawaii County mayor’s spokeswoman Janet Snyder says that as of Saturday, … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

PAHOA, Hawaii  | Rural Hawaii communities face various volcano threats

PAHOA, Hawaii  —In the weeks since Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began erupting, dozens of homes have burned from oozing lava, people have fled their homes and plumes of steam from the summit have shot skyward, prompting officials to distribute face masks to protect against ash particles. Lava flows have grown more vigorous in recent days and … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii  | Rural Hawaii communities face various volcano threats

PAHOA, | Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday. Since a first fissure opened in a community on May 3, lava was mostly spattering up and collecting at the edges of … Continue reading PAHOA, | Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii officials airlift 4 residents after lava crosses road

PAHOA, Hawaii — Fast-moving lava crossed a road and isolated about 40 homes Friday in a rural subdivision below Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters. Hawaii County Civil Defense said police, firefighters and National Guard troops were securing the area of the Big Island … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii officials airlift 4 residents after lava crosses road

PAHOA, Hawaii | The Latest: Hawaii authorities warn of fast-moving lava

PAHOA, Hawaii — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hawaii officials are checking with residents to see if they need help as fast-moving lava approaches a mostly rural part of the Big Island. Hawaii County Civil Defense said Friday that police, firefighters and National … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | The Latest: Hawaii authorities warn of fast-moving lava

PAHOA, Hawaii | The Latest: National Guard ready to evacuate people

PAHOA, Hawaii — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Hawaii Army National Guard commander Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara says he’s anticipating potentially having to evacuate about 1,000 people from the Puna area where Kilauea volcano is erupting lava. Hara told reporters in … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | The Latest: National Guard ready to evacuate people

PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — People nixing vacations to Hawaii’s Big island has cost the tourism industry millions of dollars as the top attraction, Kilauea volcano, keeps spewing lava. Cancellations from May through July have hit at least $5 million, said Ross Birch, executive director of the island’s tourism board. The booking pace for hotels and … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii volcano eruption costs tourism industry millions

PAHOA, Hawaii | New volcanic lava fissure in Hawaii prompts more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii’s Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an emergency cellphone alert after the fissure was discovered early Sunday … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | New volcanic lava fissure in Hawaii prompts more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii | Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced for an expected eruption from the Kilauea volcano. The Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an alert after the fissure was discovered along a road west of a major highway on … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii | Noisy Hawaii volcano lava fissure spurs more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced for an expected eruption from the Kilauea volcano. The Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an alert that an 18th fissure was discovered along a road west of a major highway … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Noisy Hawaii volcano lava fissure spurs more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii | Awe and fear: Lava in Hawaii sloshes, oozes, crackles, roars

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The lava hisses, crackles and sizzles. It roars like an engine, the sheer force causing an audible whoosh as it sloshes and bubbles. It shoots into the sky, bright orange and full of danger, or oozes along the pavement, a giant bubbling blob of black marshmallow-looking mess, crushing homes and making … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Awe and fear: Lava in Hawaii sloshes, oozes, crackles, roars

PAHOA, Hawaii | The Latest: New lava fissure prompts more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local): 6:55 a.m. Officials say a new lava fissure has been reported and are ordering more evacuations on Hawaii’s Big Island. The Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an alert Sunday morning that steam and lava spatter are coming from … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | The Latest: New lava fissure prompts more evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii | Park is closed around Hawaii volcano for fear it will erupt

PAHOA, Hawaii— The national park around Hawaii’s Kilauea was off-limits to visitors Friday for fear the volcano will blow its top in the coming days and hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air. “If it goes up, it will come down,” said Charles Mandeville, volcano hazards coordinator for the U.S. … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Park is closed around Hawaii volcano for fear it will erupt

PAHOA, Hawaii  | Hawaii volcano could blow its top soon, hurl rocks and ash

PAHOA, Hawaii  — A Hawaii volcano is threatening to blow its top in coming days or weeks after sputtering lava for a week, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate, destroying two dozen homes and threatening a geothermal plant. Experts fear Kilauea volcano on the Big Island it could hurl ash and boulders the size of … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii  | Hawaii volcano could blow its top soon, hurl rocks and ash

PAHOA, Hawaii  | Volcano explosion won’t be deadly if people stay out of park

PAHOA, Hawaii  — A Hawaii volcano that sputtered lava for a week, forced around 2,000 residents to evacuate, destroyed some two dozen homes and threatened a geothermal plant now threatens to blow its top in the coming days or weeks. Experts fear it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii  | Volcano explosion won’t be deadly if people stay out of park

PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — If Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano blows its top in the coming days or weeks, as experts fear, it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air, shutting down airline traffic and endangering lives in all directions, scientists said Thursday. “If it goes up, it will come down,” … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

PAHOA, Hawaii  | Scientists: Explosive eruption risk rises for Hawaii volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii  — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago. Scientists said Wednesday the risks of an explosive summit eruption will rise in coming weeks as magma drains down the flank of the volcano toward … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii  | Scientists: Explosive eruption risk rises for Hawaii volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii  | Hawaii volcano park to close amid explosion concerns

PAHOA, Hawaii — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago. Scientists said Wednesday the risks of an explosive summit eruption will rise in coming weeks as magma drains down the flank of the volcano toward … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii  | Hawaii volcano park to close amid explosion concerns

PAHOA, Hawaii | Scientists: Kilauea volcano may have explosive eruption

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. The risk will rise as lava drains from the summit crater down the flank of the volcano, and explosions could occur if the lava drops … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Scientists: Kilauea volcano may have explosive eruption

PAHOA, Hawaii | Geologists: Explosive event possible at Hawaii volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. The U.S. Geological Survey said the risk will rise if the lava drops below the groundwater level beneath the summit’s caldera. An influx of water … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Geologists: Explosive event possible at Hawaii volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii | Volcanic gases prompt evacuation of stragglers in Hawaii

PAHOA, Hawaii — Police went door-to-door in Hawaii to roust residents near two new volcanic vents emitting dangerous gases in areas where lava has poured into streets and backyards for the past week. Authorities had ordered nearly 2,000 residents to leave the two communities in the mostly rural district of Puna on Hawaii’s Big Island … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Volcanic gases prompt evacuation of stragglers in Hawaii

PAHOA, Hawaii | Volcanic gases prompt door-to-door evacuation in Hawaii

PAHOA, Hawaii — Police went door-to-door in Hawaii to roust residents near two new vents emitting dangerous gases in areas where lava has been pouring into streets and backyards for the past week. Authorities ordered nearly 2,000 residents to leave two communities in the mostly rural district of Puna on Hawaii’s Big Island last Thursday. … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | Volcanic gases prompt door-to-door evacuation in Hawaii