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Lava from Hawaii volcano has destroyed 600 Big Island homes, mayor says

Lava from Hawaii volcano has destroyed 600 Big Island homes, mayor says

The U.S. Geological Survey released drone footage of the lava flowing from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

This Wednesday, June 6, 2018 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey shows Kilauea's lower East Rift Zone, showing continued fountaining of a fissure and the lava flow channel fed by it near the town of Kapoho on the island of Hawaii. Lava pouring into the ocean there has completely filled in the bay, extending almost a mile (1.6 km) out from what had been the shoreline, USGS scientists said.

Kim, who lost his own home to the devastating magma march that began in May, has been pushing for more funding to help thousands of displaced residents.

The most recent eruption included new lava flows through Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland that destroyed almost 500 homes. A plume of toxic volcanic lava haze, called laze, stretched for miles.

The Article from Satellite images confirm the intensity of devastation caused by Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii: A river of hot lava fills up an entire ocean bay.

Lava completely covered the Big Island's Vacationland neighborhood, destroying hundreds of homes and pouring into the Kapoho Bay, where it formed at least 0.8 miles of land that juts into the sea, the Associated Press reports.

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Depending on climate, rainfall and other variables, new vegetation could start growing soon, but it would take much longer for the fertile land and lush rainforests to build back up.

For example, one small ohia tree was observed by a National Park Service employee last week during a tour of a two-year-old inactive flow.

Explosive activity at the shield volcano on the country's Big Island has had a dramatic impact on the surrounding landscape.

Lava continues shooting out of the ground, as high as 150-feet in the air, then travels all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Many homeowners are unable to access their homes as the lava damaged the properties.

There are no homes left in the Vacationland subdivision and neighboring Kapoho has only a few homes left standing.


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