• United States Sep 23, 2018

    National Park in Hawaii Reopens After Monthslong Kilauea Volcano Eruption

    A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse of the volcano that made headlines across the world...

  • Hawaii Jun 8, 2018

    No Way to Know When Hawaii Eruption Will End: Scientists

    Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there’s no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open. The fast-moving lava poured into the low-laying coastal Hawaii...

  • Hawaii Jun 6, 2018

    Kilauea Volcano Destroys Hundreds Of Homes in Hawaii

    Lava pouring from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed two oceanfront communities Tuesday, burning hundreds of homes. Authorities say no one was hurt because residents listened warnings and were able to evacuate. The Hawaii National Guard warns there is still a threat and that not everyone in danger from the lava has left.

  • Hawaii Jun 6, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight

    Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents heeded the advice to leave.

  • NBC Jun 3, 2018

    ‘Firenado' Captured in Kilauea's Volcanic Eruption

    Video of a “firenado” during Kilauea’s volcanic eruption was shared on social media.

  • driver Jun 2, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Lava Burns 2 Buildings at Geothermal Plant

    Lava has burned down two buildings at a geothermal plant near Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano. A substation and adjacent warehouse that stored a drilling rig at the Puna Geothermal Venture were covered by lava on Wednesday, according to a Thursday statement from Ormat Technologies, the Nevada company that owns the plant. The main access road to the plant has also...

  • spokesman May 28, 2018

    Lava Covers Plugged Well at Hawaii Geothermal Plant Property

    Lava from the Kilauea volcano covered at least one well Sunday at a geothermal power plant on the Big Island, according to a Hawaii County Civil Defense report. The well was successfully plugged in anticipation of the lava flow, and a second well 100 feet (30.5 meters) away has also been secured, according to the report. The plugs protect against...

  • spokeswoman May 24, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Produces Methane and ‘Eerie' Blue Flames

    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes fountains of lava in the background, offering a look at a new dimension in the volcano’s weeks-long eruption. The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees. The gas flows through the ground and up through...

  • NBC News May 23, 2018

    Man Hit by Hawaiian ‘Lava Bomb': It Had ‘Just So Much Force'

    A man who had his leg shattered by a “lava bomb” ejected by Hawaii’s Kilauea vocano on Saturday told NBC News he could have been killed if it had hit another part of his body. Darryl Clinton was the first person to be seriously injured in Kilauea’s latest eruptive period. He was hurt by a piece of rock and lava...

  • Daniel Macht May 23, 2018

    Energy Wells Plugged as Hawaii's Volcano Sends Lava Nearby

    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 hectares). Residents have been concerned about hazards if...

  • Mayor May 22, 2018

    Toxic Cloud Caused by Hawaii Volcano Lava Emerges Over Ocean

    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 to stay away the cloud that formed by a chemical...

  • Hawaii May 17, 2018

    Quakes Damage Roads as Ash Spews From Hawaii Volcano

    Earthquakes were damaging roads and buildings on Hawaii’s Big Island on Wednesday as ash emissions streamed from Kilauea volcano. The strongest shaking was recorded around 8:30 a.m., measured as a 4.4-magnitude earthquake. The floor of the summit crater has also dropped about three feet (90 centimeters), as the threat of a strong, explosive eruption at the top of the volcano...

  • Hawaii May 13, 2018

    Awe and Fear: Lava in Hawaii Sloshes, Oozes, Crackles, Roars

    The lava hisses, crackles and sizzles. It roars like an engine, the sheer force causing an audible whoosh as it sloshes and bubbles. It shoots into the sky, bright orange and full of danger, or oozes along the pavement, a giant bubbling blob of black marshmallow-looking mess, crushing homes and making roads impassable. For the past week, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano...

  • Donald Trump May 13, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Spawns New Fissure Near Geothermal Plant

    Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spawned a new lava fissure Saturday, emitting minor lava spatter less than a mile from a geothermal energy plant. The U.S. Geological Survey said 16 fissures have now opened up on the Big Island. The latest arose around 6:45 a.m. about 1 mile (1.6 kilometer) northeast of the last fissure in the Leilani Estates neighborhood. Scientists said...

  • Associated Press May 8, 2018

    Stay or Go? Kilauea Volcano Forces Choice for All in Eruption Zone

    Lava from the Kilauea volcano has destroyed dozens of homes and imperils more, and there’s no indication when the eruption might stop, or how far the lava might spread. That has forced people living in and around the Leilana Estates subdivision to make tough decisions. Some residents insist on staying to watch over their property. Others have abandoned their homes...

  • Hawaii May 8, 2018

    Hawaii's Volcano Eruption May Not Be Covered Under Travel Insurance

    Scientists say it’s unclear how long the Kilauea volcano eruption will continue, and that’s leaving many travelers in a panic. But travel insurance experts say the eruption only won’t be covered under most travel insurance policies.

  • Hawaii May 6, 2018

    Lava Destroys 9 Homes as Hawaii Prepares for Long Eruption

    The number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of openings in the ground created by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano climbed to nine Sunday as some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may not return for quite some time. Scientists said Kilauea was likely to release more lava through additional vents, but they were...

  • spokeswoman May 6, 2018

    Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Jolts With Lava, Quakes and Gas

    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, from which lava is spurting out of the ground, formed...

  • Hawaii May 5, 2018

    Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Near South Side of Kilauea Volcano

    A large earthquake rattled Hawaii’s Big Island after a volcanic eruption that sent lava flowing into communities.

  • Associated Press May 2, 2018

    Dozens of Quakes Rattle Hawaii Volcano, Eruption Possible

    Dozens of earthquakes were rattling Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano on Wednesday as underground magma moved into a new area east of the Puu Oo vent.

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