Hawaii volcano: Seaside neighbourhoods engulfed by lava in just two days

07 June, 2018, 11:44 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Giant acidic steam clouds rise from ocean after lava spill in Hawaii (VIDEO)

Two residents of Kapoho, Dodie Jordan and Gregory Braun, shared emotional stories in Pahoa on Tuesday evening, after a lava flow consumed all of Vacationland and most of Kapoho Beach Lots the night before.

Lava destroyed Mayor Harry Kim's second home in Vacationland. The lava pushed into beach lots in Kapoho, which has about 350 homes and Vacationland, which has about 150. Okabe described the area as a mix of vacation rentals and year-round residences.

A growing river of molten rock flowing from the fissure at the foot of Kilauea Volcano is believed to have demolished scores of homes and filled in a small bay at the eastern tip of Hawaii's Big Island, civil defence officials said on Tuesday.

A steam plume first appeared around 10 a.m. Saturday as lava poured into Green Lake in Kapoho, but by 3 p.m. a Hawaii County Fire Department overflight confirmed to the US Geological Survey that the lake had filled with lava and the body of water was no more.

"Anything above 6.9 [magnitude] is our threshold", she said, noting that it would warn people to stay clear of the ocean in such an event.

They didn't expect the lava flow to head their way.

Ige is coming to Hilo Thursday to meet with Kim, Snyder said, and the main focus will be on fast-tracking temporary housing.

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Pomerleau said all of the vacation homes he did handyman work for are gone.

Carolyn Boudreault, a Kapoho resident who is now staying in Boston with her family, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the bay was a treasured place.

A magnitude 5.6 quake struck the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano summit, sending a plume of ash and rock about 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) into the sky Wednesday.

Images captured from a helicopter show seaside homes engulfed in flames as clouds of white steam and hydrochloric acid fumes billow from the water, where red-hot lava was pouring into the ocean.

"On the northern end of that, there are just a few homes in the [Kapoho] beach lots area".

Aerial footage of Hawaii's Big Island shows the extent of the damage from the Kilauea volcano's latest explosion. One home was lost in a separate 2014 lava flow in the commercial hub of Pahoa.

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