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Hawaii's Largest Freshwater Lake Is No More

Evaporated by lava flow, Green Lake may be gone for good

(Newser) - Kapoho Bay's famous tidal pools, eaten up by lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano this week, were apparently only dessert. On Saturday, Hawaii's largest freshwater lake disappeared in hours as lava rushed into it, reports NPR . On its way to the ocean, the lava flow sent a plume... More »

117 Homes Had Been Lost to Lava. Now, Hundreds More

'It's not our land,' says one resident of Vacationland

(Newser) - Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents had left. The lost homes were in addition to at least 117 others destroyed since lava began spilling... More »

USGS: Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over Kilauea

Unless you want to see a 'spectacular reaction,' and not in a good way, USGS warns

(Newser) - It's officially barbecue season, though one place you shouldn't plan on making s'mores is over the lava-spurting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. It's hard to believe the US Geological Survey should have to say this, but the agency issued just such a warning Monday... More »

Dangerous 'Vog' in Hawaii is Creating Stunning Sunsets

The mix of Kilauea's gases and particles is dangerous but can be beautiful

(Newser) - Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has had it all over the past three weeks: molten rock shooting toward the sky, lava oozing from the ground and ash clouds rising miles into the air. You can also add "vog" to the mix, per the AP . Scientists say higher... More »

Danger at Hawaii Geothermal Plant More Real Than Ever

Officials fear an explosion could occur should the lava reach the plant's wells

(Newser) - Lava from the Kilauea volcano reached a geothermal power plant on the Big Island on Sunday, approaching wells that have been capped to protect against the release of toxic gas should they mix with lava, per the AP . The lava breached the property overnight and was within 200 yards of... More »

Video Shows 'Very Eerie' Blue Flames in Hawaii

Rare images show blue flames burning from cracks made by erupting volcano

(Newser) - Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue flames burning from cracks in the pavement as the Kilauea volcano gushes fountains of lava in the background, offering insight into a new dimension in the volcano's weeks-long eruption. Volcanos produce methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and... More »

Man Hit by Lava Bomb: 'It's Just Been Amazing'

Darryl Clinton was defending homes in the neighborhood at the time

(Newser) - Darryl Clinton seemed confident in his lava-dodging abilities Friday as he showed reporters how to avoid chunks of molten rock spewing from a fissure near homes in the Pahoa area of Hawaii's Big Island. Given the arcing trajectory of the rock, "it's almost like catching a football,... More »

Toxic Steam Cloud Emerges Over Hawaii Ocean

Residents warned to steer clear

(Newser) - 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: A toxic steam cloud. Authorities on Sunday warned the public... More »

Volcano Erupts Again, Sends Ash Plume 30K Feet Up

Residents as many as 30 miles away starting to feel the effects

(Newser) - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted anew early Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town. The explosion at the summit came shortly after 4am following two weeks of... More »

In Hawaii, a Powerful Eruption Looms

Quakes damage roads as the Kilauea volcano spews ash

(Newser) - Earthquakes damaged roads and buildings on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday as ash emissions streamed from the Kilauea volcano. The strongest shaking was recorded around 8:30am, measured as a 4.4 magnitude earthquake, the AP reports. The floor of the summit crater has also dropped about 3 feet,... More »

50 US Volcanoes Are Being Closely Watched

There are 169 active ones nationwide

(Newser) - The ongoing eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has brought fresh attention to America's other active or potentially active volcanoes—and there are more of them than many people think, including quite a few in the Lower 48 states, though eruptions aren't a major worry for states like... More »

New Lava Fissure Destroys Building in Hawaii

Latest vent forces more evacuations

(Newser) - A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air on Sunday, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an emergency cellphone alert after the fissure... More »

Hawaii Volcano Spurs New Worry: Risk of 'Vog'

Kilauea may force more mass evacuations

(Newser) - The ongoing eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is creating new worries for residents—including the risk of "vog," or volcanic smog. Big Island residents have been warned that a change in the wind is expected to increase the risk of vog, which contains potentially deadly sulfur dioxide... More »

USGS: Hawaii Volcano Could Erupt Explosively

Kilauea could spew rocks for miles

(Newser) - 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. The risk will rise as lava drains from the summit crater down the flank of the volcano, and explosions could occur if... More »

Hawaii Eruption 'Could Last Days, Weeks, Years'

Another home destroyed Tuesday in Lanipuna Gardens area

(Newser) - Authorities have warned of no end in sight to volcanic activity responsible for hundreds of earthquakes and the destruction of dozens of homes on Hawaii's Big Island. Case in point: After a 24-hour lull, two new volcano fissures opened up in the Lanipuna Gardens area Tuesday afternoon—at least... More »

Lava Engulfs Car in Footage From Hawaii

Lava flowing slowly, but terrifyingly

(Newser) - Lava continues to flow on Hawaii's Big Island after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, destroying dozens of homes so far. A new video shows how terrifying it can be, albeit very slowly terrifying (an expert told the Los Angeles Times over the weekend that lava was flowing away... More »

Lava Destroys Dozens of Homes in Hawaii

There's no end in sight to volcanic activity, scientists warn

(Newser) - As lava, toxic gases, and steam continue to burst through new vents in the ground of a Hawaii neighborhood, the 1,700 people evacuated from the area have no idea when they might be able to go home—and some no longer have homes to return to. Hawaii County officials... More »

Big Quake Jolts Hawaii as Volcano Spews Lava, Gas

6.9-magnitude tremor rattles Big Island thanks to Kilauea volcano

(Newser) - Sputtering lava, strong earthquakes, and toxic gas jolted the southern part of the Big Island of Hawaii as magma shifted underneath a restless Kilauea volcano . The trifecta of natural threats forced stressed out residents to evacuate and prompted the closure of parks and college campuses on Friday. Multiple new vents,... More »

Hawaii Declares Emergency as Massive Volcano Erupts

Big Island neighborhood evacuated

(Newser) - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted, prompting Gov. David Ige to declare a state of emergency and activate the National Guard. Soldiers have been called in to assist with the mandatory evacuation of the Leilani Estates neighborhood in the Puna district of Big Island, which is in danger of being... More »

Dad Tased After Flying Drone at Park

Travis Sanders says he didn't know flying tiny 'aircraft' was illegal

(Newser) - Travis Sanders expected a fun night when he took his family to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Saturday. But things took an unexpected turn when the 35-year-old Pahoa resident was Tased by a park ranger and arrested after sending up a 3-inch quadcopter drone to take video of the... More »

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