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County of Hawaii media image of lava flow reaching earth barrier in Pahoa village on Oct 29, 2014.
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Prominent among other "hot topics" today, the Pahoa resident whose house is immediately in threat has constructed a 5m/15ft earth barrier to attempt to divert the lava around his house. While the legality of his action has come into question, local officials are stressing constructive dialog the unites, not divides, the community. However, as of this morning the lava has reached the barrier which still remains in place and began spreading around it. The earth barrier can be seen in the USGS photo in our previous post, as well as in the County images released this morning. ... [more]
View of the lava flows moving into Pahoa village on the afternoon of 29 Oct (image: HVO)
This afternoon, the lava flow continued to move through private property and gets ever closer to the Pahoa village road. The leading edge of the flow was advancing about 10 m (11 yd) per hour this afternoon. It flow moved downslope about 125 m (136 yd) over the past 24 hours. The flow width was less than about 50 meters (55 yards) at the leading edge. ... [more]
County of Hawaii media image of lava flow through Pahoa village on Oct 28, 2014.
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
According to the latest report, the lava flow front is now 280 m/yds from Pahoa Village Road, averaging about 10 m/yds per hour. Lava has already consumed a few small agricultural structures, and there are perhaps 10-15 residences in its direct path on both sides of the road. Residents have been placed on an "evacuation notice" without being forced to leave, so that they can see what happens to their property and hopefully bring some emotional closure to the ordeal. [more]
Today's preliminary reports from Pahoa indicate the lava flow is only advancing around 10m/hr after having consumed a small shack on private property, and is still threatening other structures nearby. The slowing comes as lava fills a small depression in the topography, with steeper ground and faster movement rates expected ahead. Based on current projections, the lava will most likely cross Pahoa Village Road sometime tomorrow, though with lots of uncertainty as there has been no increase yet in the flow's speed. ... [more]
The advancing lava front in Pahoa last evening (image: HVO)
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
The lava front has now reached residential areas and moved closer to the first houses. One was at only 100 m distance last evening and is likely to become its first victim very soon. ... [more]
County of Hawai`i media image of lava flowing through Pahoa's buddhist cemetery on October 26, 2014.
Monday, Oct 27, 2014
According to Hawai`i County Civil Defense: ... [more]
Updated lava flow map at Pahoa, Hawai'i (image: HVO)
Lava flows continue to approach the center of Pahoa and might reach it within few days. ... [more]
Advancing lava flow near Pahoa yesterday (image: HVO)
After crossing Apaʻa Street and the cemetery, lava flows continue to advance towards the inhabited main part of Pahoa. ... [more]
The June 27th lava flow crossed Apaʻa Street / Cemetery Road at 3:50 AM, HST, Saturday morning, October 25, 2014. In this photo, which was taken at about 9 AM Saturday, the flow is moving from right to left, with burning asphalt visible along it's NW margin. A utility pole, far right, was surrounded by lava but remained standing at the time of the photo. The hope is that the protective insulation and cinder/cement barrier around the pole will prevent it from burning through. (image: HVO)
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Lava has crossed the Apaʻa Street / Cemetery Road near the driveway to the Pāhoa cemetery and is now spreading mainly over open grassland. ... [more]

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