Lava on Hawaii continues moving through vacant lot

2014-09-17 10:10
Fluid lava streams from the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Geological Survey, AP)

Fluid lava streams from the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Geological Survey, AP)

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Pahoa - Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision.

Hawaii County spokesperson Kevin Dayton says it looks like the lava will bypass homes in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision.

He says that as of Tuesday, the lava is about 19 days from reaching Pahoa Village Road. The road is the main drag though Pahoa Village and from there, it could reach Highway 130.

The highway is a lifeline for residents of the Big Island's Puna district.

Workers continue to prepare unpaved roads to be used as alternate routes in case lava crosses the highway.

The lava has slowed in recent days. Hawaii County Civil Defence says it advanced 250 metres since Monday. The flow is about 90 metres wide.

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