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Kilauea lava moving slowly toward homes

The flow is about two miles from the Kaohe Homestead but officials say it poses no threat

By Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2014

~~<p>Madame Pele is belching an unusual northeast lava flow on Hawaii island that already has forced the closure of two forest reserves and has scientists on alert for potential damage to homes just 2 miles away.</p>
<p>The flow &mdash; which has branched off in two directions &mdash; currently poses no threat, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But it could slowly engulf homes in lava-fueled flames &quot;in weeks to months if lava continues to advance,&quot; the USGS said.</p>
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Madame Pele is belching an unusual northeast lava flow on Hawaii island that already has forced the closure of two forest reserves and has scientists on alert for potential damage to homes just 2 miles away.

The flow — which has branched off in two directions — currently poses no threat, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But it could slowly engulf homes in lava-fueled flames "in weeks to months if lava continues to advance," the USGS said. Login for more...



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