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PAHOA, HAWAII >> The front of the lava flow coming from the Kilauea Volcano advanced another 10 yards Sunday. 

Hawaii County Civil Defense said the front of the flow that was stalled for five days before moving 15 yards on Saturday remains active but sluggish. 

Some widening occurred at the front measuring 30 yards wide, Civil Defense said. The front or leading edge remains 0.6 miles upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection and approximately 690 yards from the Pahoa Market Place complex.   

There are also numerous surface breakouts and activity along both margins upslope of the flow front, but the activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities, Civil Defense said.  

Smoke and combined vog conditions were moderate Sunday morning with light variable winds causing the smoke and vog to settle across the entire eastern areas from Puna through Hilo.  

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