Hawaii hit with over 500 earthquakes in 24 hours

07 June, 2018, 11:40 | Author: Jason Torres
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A wide, slow-moving river of lava from the Kilauea volcano has claimed hundreds of additional homes in the southeastern corner of Hawaii's Big Island, officials say, marking what could be the most destructive day of the now monthlong volcanic eruption.

Lava destroyed Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim's second home in Vacationland.

The county managing director Wil Okabe said his own vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots was also threatened. These were vacation homes and rentals, as well as primary residences. Lava pouring into the ocean there has completely filled in the bay, extending almost a mile (1.6 km) out from what had been the shoreline, USGS scientists said.

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday that the entire neighborhood of Vacationland has been covered by lava, and the nearby Kapoho subdivision has only a few structures remaining.

Fissure no. 8 is the only one now active, but walls of a perched pond from the fissure are expected to break and send more lava oozing toward the ocean.

"Anything above 6.9 [magnitude] is our threshold", she said, noting that it would warn people to stay clear of the ocean in such an event.

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Snyder said from now on, the county will provide counts of homes destroyed.

Images captured from a helicopter show seaside homes engulfed in flames as clouds of white steam and hydrochloric acid fumes billow from the water, where red-hot lava was pouring into the ocean.

About 2,000 residents have been displaced from Leilani since earlier this month as fountains of lava and high concentrations of toxic sulfur dioxide gas continued unabated.

Numerous homes in the upscale gated community of Kapoho Beach Lots were valued at several million dollars each. "And I don't know what to do", she said.

The lava flow has covered about 7.7 square miles of the island, according to the USGS.

Continued earthquakes, including Sunday's magnitude 5.5 quake, damaged the overlook deck and other features at Jagger Museum in the national park, where most visitors go to see the summit lava lake, park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said. He told reporters that there is still plenty of shelter space but that state officials are working with federal counterparts to work on a plan for housing people who've lost their homes to the lava.

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