2018 Volcanoes Archives
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2018 Volcanoes


Airbnb expands free temporary housing program across the Big Island

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 4:35 pm
Airbnb announced today that they are expanding its Disaster Response program to the rest of the Big Island in response to the increasing number of displaced residents. Read More

Crews struggle to ‘quench’ geothermal power plant wells as lava advances

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 2:35 pm
Workers at the Puna Geothermal Venture power plant found themselves in a race against nature Monday as they attempted to seal off a particularly troublesome, deep geothermal well while lava from Kilauea Volcano advanced from the south to a point uncomfortably close to the well pad area. Read More

Poverty, illness compound problems for Puna community

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 2:38 pm
Malia Portia recently evacuated to escape the toxic fumes from the lava flow that is now just 5 miles from her home in Kapoho. Read More

Lava destroys warehouse near geothermal site; company says worries over lava encroachment overblown

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm
A lava flow encroaching onto the shuttered Puna Geothermal Venture power plant destroyed a warehouse near the property Monday evening. Read More

Big Isle leads nation in sulfur dioxide emissions

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 1:44 pm
On Sunday the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued a new Kilauea Volcano air quality warning — this time about “laze,” short for lava haze. Read More

Affordable rents will bring some Lower Puna residents back home

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 1:44 pm
Everyone who evacuated from Lower Puna has a story about how they’ve spent the past 2-1/2 weeks since Kilauea Volcano began sending lava into their community. Read More

New lava flow approaches Puna geothermal plant

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 1:43 pm
A relatively small lava flow has begun to move in the opposite direction from the lava river pouring into the ocean along the Puna coastline, and that flow is advancing through the Puna Geothermal Venture property. Read More

Fast-flowing lava streaks along 2 fronts in Lower Puna

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 1:45 pm
Brush fires ignited by lava forced evacuations south of Leilani Estates in Lower Puna on Saturday, as a separate flow was pushing its way through the Malama Ki Forest Reserve toward the ocean, threatening to cross Highway 137 and overrun MacKenzie State Recreation Area, county officials said. Read More

Emotional impacts from flood, lava disasters require community care

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:09 am
The recent Kauai flooding and Big Island volcanic activity are affecting families not only in terms of their housing and property needs, but also through lingering emotional reactions for all ages. Read More

Lava crosses Highway 137 and enters ocean

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm
Lava has crossed Highway 137 at the 13-mile marker and has entered the ocean. A second flow is approximately 400 meters from Highway 137. Read More

4 rescued by helicopter as lava cuts off access to about 40 houses

Updated on  May 19, 2018 at 1:06 am
The eruption of Kilauea Volcano entered its third week with a dramatic turn Friday as fast-moving lava spewed into an area southwest of Leilani Estates, isolating about 40 homes in a remote region. Read More