- 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.


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