- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is inching closer to a major road on the Big Island.

Hawaii County Civil Defense said Tuesday a breakout of molten rock advanced 15 yards since the previous day. It’s currently less than half-a-mile away from Highway 130, which leads into the small town of Pahoa.

A breakout of lava that was headed for Pahoa’s main shopping center a few weeks ago remains stalled. The original flow front that appeared to be heading for homes near the center of Pahoa a few months ago is also stalled.

Hawaii Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Jim Kauahikaua says the supply of magma from the volcano is fluctuating but hasn’t declined.

Kilauea has been erupting continuously for more than 30 years.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide