Lava from volcano about to engulf Hawaiian town

LAVA that has been slowly creeping toward Pahoa Village in Hawaii for several weeks, is now just 100 metres from some residential properties.

The County of Hawaii Civil Defence force said residents in the path of the smouldering lava are braced for possible evacuation.

The lava flow, which first bubbled out of the Kilauea volcano on June 27, came to a standstill in late September, but began to move again several weeks ago.


Since Sunday, the lava has moved about 275 metres. It is reportedly moving about 10 to 15 metres an hour.

The Kilauea volcano is one of the world’s most active, and has been erupting continuously since 1983