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Alert Level Raised for Large Hawaii Volcano

Officials have raised the alert level for the world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984. The U.S. Geological Survey changed the level from “normal” to “advisory” following a steady increase in earthquakes and ground swelling …

Small Earthquake Triggered by Minor KIlauea Explosion

A small explosion on the summit of Kilauea volcano has triggered an earthquake but there are no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.2 earthquake happened around 4:50 a.m. Saturday on the Big Island and felt …

Hawaii Insurance Agent Busy Sorting out Coverage Mess from Lava Flows

It could be an understatement to say Amber Lopez, principal at Pacific Island Insurance LLC in Hawaii, has been busy over the past month as the island state’s erupting Kilauea sends lava flows throughout neighborhoods. Lava has burned down some …

Scientists Warn of Hazards from Kilauea Lava Inching toward Ocean

The lava flow from Kilauea’s Puu Oo in remains active and is now only about a half a mile away from the ocean The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that the lava had been circulating and occasionally spattering at Halemaumau Crater. …

Lava on Track To Hit Gas Station, Stores in Hawaii

Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said. Lava is about 1 mile from the shopping center in …

Lava Sets House Ablaze in Hawaii Town

A stream of lava set a home on fire Monday in a rural Hawaii town that has seen the slow-moving flow approach for months. The molten rock hit the house just before noon, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense Director …

Hawaii Town Rebuilt After Lava Flow

Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there’s another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago. Today, a few dozen …

Lava Nears First Home in Hawaii

Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes. That accommodation is being made to “provide for a means of closure,” Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl …

Hawaii Road Crews Prepping Lava Encroachment

Road crews on Hawaii’s Big Island have begun clearing access roads in case a lava flow from a nearby volcano cuts a main highway. The Hawaii County Civil Defense agency reported Sunday that the lava flow had advanced about 150 …

Hawaii Residents Watch Lava Creep

Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanoes has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island. Lava from Kilauea volcano was still …