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April 20, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Lava from Kilauea Volcano torched another Hawaii Island home Thursday, the 82nd destroyed during its current eruption, and continued moving toward other dwellings, authorities said. A house in the Kalapana Gardens subdivision was ignited less than 12 hours after another home a short distance away burned Wednesday, said Bruce Butts of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. The flow was moving toward another home that was about 350 feet away, Butts said.
June 3, 1986 | United Press International
Kilauea Volcano Monday began the 46th phase of its three-year-long eruption, shooting fountains of lava up to 800 feet high in what was expected to be a brief burst of activity, scientists said. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Reggie Okamura said that the latest phase had formed five lava flows, the longest about two miles. None threatened property.
June 7, 2009 | Associated Press
The summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is glowing brightly as molten lava swirls 300 feet below its crater's floor, bubbling near the surface after years of spewing from the volcano's side. The expanding vent of Halemaumau crater helps confirm scientists' belief that the lava is close to the surface of the summit, said Janet Babb, a geologist and spokeswoman for the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
It was almost like a twilight picnic before a rock concert. People milled about carrying backpacks, coolers and baskets. Flashlight beams swung in arcs across the path. Shouts, cheers and chatter added to the carnival-like atmosphere. A young woman pulled a marshmallow from her knapsack, skewered it with a stick and thrust it toward the orange glow.
February 6, 1985 | United Press International
The Kilauea volcano fell silent Tuesday, ending its latest eruptive phase, which sent a five-mile lava flow harmlessly down the mountain, authorities said.
July 30, 1985 | United Press International
The Kilauea volcano sent only "very low" fountains of molten rock along a fissure vent Monday in the fourth day of its latest eruptive phase, officials said. No property was threatened by the lava.
July 20, 1986 | Associated Press
Kilauea volcano has resumed its 3 1/2-year-old eruption, sending out a 5-mile-long river of molten rock that forced officials to close a road inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
April 23, 1985 | Associated Press
Kilauea volcano spewed lava as high as 1,000 feet and sent a flow of molten rock within half a mile of a housing subdivision before the eruption stopped Monday morning, scientists said.
October 22, 1990 | Associated Press
Lava flowing from the Kilauea Volcano burned down another home Sunday in the Kalapana Shores subdivision and threatened to wipe out what little is left of the coastal community.
January 14, 1988 | United Press International
Lava from Kilauea volcano has destroyed the 59th home of its five-year-long eruption, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said. A wall of molten rock overran the home in Kapaahu on Tuesday.
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