Paradise remains in peril Sunday night in Hawaii as a lava flow spreads sideways and threatens to wipe out a town.
Lava that has been creeping toward a small town on the Big Island has stalled just before reaching the town’s main road, officials said Saturday.
After weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement, a river of asphalt-black lava was less than the length of a football field from homes in a Big Island community Tuesday.
Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii have been placed on alert as flowing lava from an erupting volcano advances.
Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island.
An volcanic island that is erupting off the coast of Japan is could trigger a tsunami if part of the newly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, according to an earthquake expert.
It quietly built up magma for 27,000 years before beginning years-long series of eruptions on May 30th, 1914 and today the national park around Lassen Peak remains a closely observed volcanic hot spot.