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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