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Approaching lava threatens critical Big Isle waste station

  • USGS / HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    Breakouts (white and yellow areas) were active at the leading edge of the lava flow
  • USGS / HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    This photo taken Wednesday gives a view into one of the skylights of the lava tube supplying lava to the June 27th lava flow.
  • USGS / HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    Breakouts (white and yellow areas) were active at the leading edge of the lava flow, and were also scattered behind the flow front in this thermal image taken Wednesday.
  • USGS / HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    The front of the Puna lava flow can be seen in this aerial image from Wednesday. The flow front remains narrow, about 100 yards wide, and was .9 miles from Apa?a St. and 1.6 miles from P?hoa Village Road.
  • USGS / HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    Kaohe Homesteads is on the left in this aerial image taken Wednesday of the Puna lava flow.
  • USGS / HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    The lava flow front was moving along the forest boundary on Wednesday and had nearly entered a clearing in the thick forest.

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