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600 families left homeless after lava destroy 600 homes on Hawaii’s Big Island

PAHOA, HAWAII: Approximately 600 homes have been swallowed by lava flows from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island since early last month, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said on Thursday. The latest estimate of property losses from Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, far surpasses the 215 structures consumed by lava during an earlier eruption cycle that began in 1983 and continued nearly nonstop over three decades. Kim said Kilauea, one of five…

Hawaii faces new threat of fumes from volcano’s lava

PAHOA, Hawaii: Hawaii faced a new hazard on Sunday as lava flows from Kilauea’s volcanic eruption could produce clouds of acid fumes, steam and glass-like particles as they reach the Pacific, authorities said. Civil defense notices cautioned motorists, boaters and beachgoers to beware of caustic plumes of “laze” formed from two streams of hot lava pouring into the sea after cutting across Highway 137 on the south coast of Hawaii’s Big Island late on Saturday and early Sunday. The bulletins also warned that reports of…

Stunning video of lava flowing from Hawaii volcano goes viral

Hawaii is quite known for beautiful, pristine beaches. But, do you know about the archipelago that is famous for its volcanoes in the US? Surprisingly, while many go to the islands to have fun on the beach, there are hundreds of travel enthusiasts who trek the dry lava fields in Big Island to see the volcanoes. Here is an aerial video of molten lava that is doing rounds on the Internet. The stunning video captures the lava’s course that looks like a red glowing river eroding the mountains as it moves. And only when…

Mudflow threat builds with more lava, debris from Philippine volcano

The threat of catastrophic mudflows is building on the slopes of an erupting Philippine volcano where nearly 90,000 residents have been moved out of harm's way, authorities said Tuesday. Mount Mayon has spewed millions of tonnes of ash, rocks, lava and debris in less than three weeks, much of it loosely lodged on its burnt slopes and which experts warn could be dislodged by heavy rain. Activity continued overnight with "energetic lava effusion", while previously extruded lava was also collapsing on the crater, only to…

WATCH: GoPro camera is consumed by lava and continues to record video

A tour guide in Hawaii managed to recover video of his GoPro camera being slowly enveloped by lava which continued to record video.  Erik Storm, owner and lead guide shared the amazing video after managing to dig the camera out of the hardened lava. Storm said he set his GoPro down while giving a tour of a volcano in August 2016 when the glowing red lava poured over the portable camera. "I was telling a story about the Polynesian goddess Pele to my guests when my GoPro was hit by the lava," Storm told CNET. "I am…