1 hr ago
Lava reaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision as flow slows toward Pahoa
The lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano that is slowly heading toward the Big Island town of Pahoa has reached a vacant, uninhabited section of the nearby Kaohe Homesteads. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the lava flow advanced 300 yards on Monday into the northwest section of Kaohe Homesteads, and has been moving slowly in a northeast direction at a rate of 240 yards per day, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
2 hrs ago
CBS 3 Springfield
Researcher creates Facebook Page detailing effects of Puna lava flow
"I do have lots of friends there," says Mark Kimura, a postdoctoral researcher in Geology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, "I'm worried about them and what their life will be like." According to Kimura, if Highway 130 is swallowed by lava, the county would have to re-open Chain of Craters Road, which would significantly increase commute times.
6 hrs ago
Volcano about to blow
Thousands of people are being evacuated from the area around an active volcano in the Philippines after the country's seismology agency issued an alert saying a hazardous eruption could happen "within weeks." Mount Mayon, which towers over the city of Legazpi in the central Philippines, has shown "a noticeable escalation of unrest," the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in a bulletin late Monday.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
West Hawaii Today
Lava flow shows signs of slowing
Photos by Hollyn Johnson/Tribune-Herald with special thanks to Iolani Air Tours A surface flow is visible Sunday morning on the eastern flank of Kilauea. Photos by Hollyn Johnson/Tribune-Herald with special thanks to Iolani Air Tours The northwest corner of Kaohe Homesteads is seen in the foreground, as the leading edge of the June 27th lava flow continues on its march toward the sea.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Lava flow heads north, State still cautious
The lava flow has shifted to a northern rather than a north eastern turn Sunday, but officials say Ka'ohe Homesteads is not in the clear just yet. alcohol is a factor.
Hawaiian Kilauea Lava Flow May Threaten Homes Near Pahoa
Iceland isn't the only place that gives hard to pronounce names to volcanoes. Kilauea is an active shield volcano on the big Island of Hawaii.
Lava flow creeps in on Ka'ohe boundary
Less than 200 yards away. Lava approaches the Ka'ohe Homesteads boundary. Good evening.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
West Hawaii Today
Rental housing demand spikes as lava nears
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Ray Miyazono, owner of Big Isle Moving & Storage in Hilo stands next to a four feet wide, seven feet tall and seven feet deep crate Friday afternoon that he is offering to Pahoa residents for $25 a month in lieu of the encroaching June 27 lava flow. Big Isle Moving & Storage has 120 crates left.
State plans to re-route for lava flow
Officials say 11,000 trips are made daily on highway 130 in Puna, which could possibly be cut off by lava within 2 weeks. dollars a mile.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Pahoa meeting heats up lava preperation
Hundreds of nearby residents packed a meeting Thursday night at Pahoa High School to discuss the states preparation on the oncoming lava. A restless night for Big Island residents, threatened by an approaching lava flow.
Scientists: Lava could reach Pahoa Village Rd. around Sept. 24
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says if the lava flow continues in its northeast path, scientists forecast the flow will cross Pahoa Village Road about 0.7 miles toward the center of Pahoa from the Pahoa Marketplace as early as Sept. 24. "Two possible paths, through Pahoa Marketplace and the other three or four miles into Pahoa Town," said Jim Kauahikaua of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The Honolulu Advertiser
Lava could cross Highway 130 in two weeks
The lava flow remained active Wednesday afternoon with the most distal flow front about 9 miles from the vent on the northeast flank of the PuE u E A E A cone, which is visible in the far background. This view of the lava flow taken Wednesday, looks northeast as lava moves through the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
West Hawaii Today
School officials weighing options as lava advances
School officials are weighing options for keeping classes going, should lava encroach on roadways and populated areas in lower Puna. Ka'u-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area Superintendent Mary Correa has kept in regular contact with Hawaii County Civil Defense officials during the past few weeks, said Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz on Wednesday.
West Hawaii Today
Business owners uneasy as lava advances
Smoke from the encroaching June 27 lava flow is seen here behind the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility Wednesday afternoon in downtown Pahoa. HOLLYN JOHNSON/Stephens Media Hawaii Dan Domizio, clinical programs director of the Puna Community Medical Center, waits in line to ask a question during an informative meeting about the encroaching June 27t lava flow for Pahoa business owners at the Akebono Theater Wednesday afternoon in downtown Pahoa.
Hawaii Town Merchant: Lava Is Slow-Motion Disaster
Businesses in a small Hawaii town are facing a slow-motion disaster as lava from Kilauea volcano oozes toward roads connecting them to the rest of the Big Island. Tiffany Edwards Hunt, who owns a surf shop with her husband, said the lava could hit buildings while smoke from fires sparked by the lava cold damage merchandise.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Hawaii officials prepare for lava to block roads
Hawaii officials are bracing for the possibility that Kilauea's lava flow may cross key roads and cut off a large part of the Big Island's Puna district from the rest of the island within weeks. Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi told a community meeting in Pahoa on Tuesday that officials are discussing moving a police substation to make sure officers will be on both sides of the flow.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
The Las Vegas Sun
Photo: In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, photo, a guard stan
In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, photo, a guard stands at the entry to the Kaohe Homesteads community in Pahoa, Hawaii, where only residents are allowed to enter because of threat of lava flows.
Residents: Hawaii lava part of living in paradise
Lava from Kilauea volcano has forced Shawn Heard to move her house once already, back in the 1980s. She's at peace with the possibility of eventually having to do so again.
West Hawaii Today
Lava flow could take several paths
This large-scale map shows the furthest end of the June 27th flow in relation to nearby Puna communities. The area of the flow on Saturday at about 11:10 a.m. is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as mapped on Monday at about 12:45 p.m. is shown in red.
'There's no control': Hawaii watches lava's creep
6, 2014 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos 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 one of the world's most active volcanos 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.