Volcano news & updates: Kilauea volcano (Big Island, Hawaii)
Kilauea volcano update: Lava burns first Pahoa house as flow widens
Tuesday Nov 11, 2014 06:01 AM | BY: PO
County of Hawaii media image of burning house on November 10, 2014 on the outskirts of Pahoa village.
Latest update map from USGS-HVO showing lava near transfer station on November 10.
Today lava reached and burned an unoccupied home on private property near the transfer station on Apa`a Rd. Lava first flowed nearby on October 25, with the front approximately 50m/yds wide and 75m/yds away from the residence. The main flow went by, and after stalling near Pahoa Village Rd has widened upslope and nearby the transfer station.
2-week old map of lava flow first crossing the residence area on October 26 for comparison.
the first residence destroyed by lava from Pu`u `O`o since Jack's Lava House in March 2012.
Saturday, Nov 08, 2014
HVO's latest update details the areas of continuing activity as the flow field thickens and widens: ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 06, 2014
The lava flow in Pahoa has not advanced at its leading edge and only minor breakouts have enlarged it at its sides. ... [more]
Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014
USGS staff from HVO measured the lava flow yesterday and reported that "the leading edge of the flow has not advanced since last Thursday, October 30, but the flow continued to inflate, and minor breakouts were scattered across the flow interior behind the flow front. ... [more]
Monday, Nov 03, 2014
Over the past few days, there has been no advance of the lava flow front towards residences in Pahoa, though active lava continues to break out from the margins of the flow behind its farthest reach. Luckily no residences have burned so far because of this slow-down, but locals await the seemingly inevitable pressure surge which will come from somewhere on the flow in the near future. [more]
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]