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June 11, 1990 | SUSAN ESSOYAN, Essoyan is a free-lance writer based in Honolulu. and
Fiery tongues of lava from Kilauea Volcano have ravaged this coastal community. But compared to some of its cousins around the world, the Hawaiian volcano is downright polite. "At least it gives you time. It lets you take what you want, and you can watch it," said Leslie Doctor, who stood mesmerized as the searing lava bore down on his family's home.
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August 13, 1997 | From Associated Press
Lava flowing from the Kilauea Volcano toward the ocean Tuesday destroyed a 700-year-old temple that had been used as a place of human sacrifice. Lava had begun inching toward the Wahaula Heiau, one of the state's oldest temples, over the weekend. By early Monday, the red-orange lava had covered a five-foot outer wall, and it eventually engulfed the temple, leaving only the top of its walls visible.
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May 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Star of the Sea Church was moved as a lava flow burned through the heart of this picturesque beach town Friday, more than seven years after Kilauea Volcano began its latest eruption. The flow picked up speed and advanced more than 200 yards overnight, but so far it has bypassed the Kalapana Store and Drive-Inn and the Kalapana Mauna Kea Congregational Church. The lava was moving behind both structures, and was beginning to rise along the Congregational church's wall that abutted a meeting hall.
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August 12, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lava from Kilauea Volcano began to pour over the walls of a 700-year-old Hawaiian temple believed to have been used for human sacrifice. Wahaula Heiau is considered by some to be the most sacred of ancient Hawaiian temples. Lava also was surrounding the complex of stone platforms on the southeastern coast of Hawaii Island, a spokeswoman said.
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February 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
Two people fell into an intensely hot natural steam vent at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and one became trapped and died. "It took us quite a while to get her out. We couldn't get within 10 feet of her because of the scalding heat," said Jim Martin, the park's chief ranger. The body of Elizabeth Ann Matsch, 24, of Boulder, Colo., was retrieved early Tuesday. John Schnorr, 25, of Seattle, did not require hospitalization. The two, both volunteer workers for the U.S.
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April 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Residents of Kalapana Gardens, on Hawaii, were packing to leave as lava from Kilauea Volcano came within 50 yards of five houses, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said. Authorities said that one stream of molten lava had moved 200 yards during a 12-hour period and was picking up speed. Since Monday, 57 of the 125 homes in the tract have been evacuated.
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April 25, 1990 | Associated Press
Lava from Kilauea Volcano torched two more homes in this coastal Hawaii Island community. A fiery stream of molten rock moved through the Kalapana Gardens subdivision early Tuesday and incinerated a one-story frame house, Civil Defense officials said. The lava overtook another home late Monday. The lava was flowing eastward, toward the heart of the tract, and authorities said that 120 other houses are in or near its current path.
NEWS
May 6, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Searing lava from Kilauea Volcano reached the ocean, sending up billowing clouds of hazardous steam. The lava also threw a noose around the only store and remaining church in a remote rural community of Kalapana on the island of Hawaii. The steam, called laze, since it is a lava-generated haze, poses a potential health hazard because the fiery rock hitting seawater generates acid fumes.
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April 1, 1987 | Associated Press
A lava flow from Kilauea Volcano crossed Kalapana Bypass Highway on Tuesday for the third time in about four months and headed toward the sea, a Hawaii County Civil Defense spokesman said. The lava moved slowly to the southeast but no homes were in its path, spokesman Wendell Hatada said. The highway was closed Monday afternoon when the lava flow moved to within 200 yards. The highway was cut by lava twice late last year and was reopened in February after temporary repairs.
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September 25, 1987 | United Press International
A lava flow from Kilauea volcano bore down on homes in a Hawaii island housing area Thursday, forcing authorities to evacuate several families and put other residents on alert. "Unless there is a dramatic change over the next hour or so, we're going to lose a home in Royal Gardens" housing area, said Harry Kim, Hawaii island Civil Defense director. The slow-moving, 300-foot-long flow entered the southeastern part of Royal Gardens on the southeastern coast of Hawaii island.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1996
A 10-year-old Costa Mesa boy fell chest-deep into a steam vent here Wednesday, suffering second-degree burns over 10% of his body. The boy, who was visiting Hawaii with his soccer team, had wandered off a park trail near the sulfur banks and slipped into the steaming crack in the ground, said Mardi Lane, park ranger. He held onto grass to keep from falling all the way inside the vent, she said.
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February 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
Two people fell into an intensely hot natural steam vent at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and one became trapped and died. "It took us quite a while to get her out. We couldn't get within 10 feet of her because of the scalding heat," said Jim Martin, the park's chief ranger. The body of Elizabeth Ann Matsch, 24, of Boulder, Colo., was retrieved early Tuesday. John Schnorr, 25, of Seattle, did not require hospitalization. The two, both volunteer workers for the U.S.
NEWS
October 14, 1991 | Associated Press
A hiker at the summit of Kilauea Volcano fell to his death into the crater, an official said. The victim, a 23-year-old sailor, was hiking after dark with three other Navy men Saturday when he walked over the rim and fell about halfway down the 400-foot slope. The crater doesn't contain lava.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scientists plan to install a $4-million observatory on an underwater volcano, complete with cameras, microphones and seismometers to monitor the gradual birth of the next Hawaiian island. University of Hawaii researchers hope the Hawaiian Undersea Geo-Observatory will be in place on Loihi seamount within two years, using its instruments to study earthquakes and eruptions, geology and geophysics professor Fred K. Duennebier said last week.
NEWS
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.
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October 20, 1990 | From United Press International
Molten rock from the Kilauea Volcano destroyed another home and threatened others in a beleaguered housing area on the southeast coast of the island of Hawaii, authorities said Friday. A major breakout Thursday night and Friday morning sent a fresh river of molten rock streaming into the area of the Kaimu Junction, in the western section of Kalapana Shores housing area, authorities said. One home was destroyed in the early morning, authorities said.
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April 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 40-foot-wide finger of lava from Kilauea Volcano burned a house in Kalapana, Hawaii, the third dwelling destroyed in three days, authorities said. It was the 83rd house destroyed since the volcano's latest eruption began more than seven years ago. A 24-hour evacuation alert remained in effect for 26 houses in the rural Hawaii Island subdivision, authorities said. Damage from the lava has totaled more than $20 million since the volcano, the world's most active, started eruption in 1983.
NEWS
September 28, 1987
A slow-moving lava flow from Kilauea Volcano destroyed two more homes in the Royal Gardens subdivision near Kalapana, Hawaii, authorities said, bringing to four the number of homes ruined since the flow moved into the sparsely populated rural subdivision last week. Heat radiating from the fiery flow set the houses on fire before the molten rock consumed the wreckage, the Hawaii County Fire Department report1701064224the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1990 | SUSAN ESSOYAN, Essoyan is a free-lance writer based in Honolulu. and
Fiery tongues of lava from Kilauea Volcano have ravaged this coastal community. But compared to some of its cousins around the world, the Hawaiian volcano is downright polite. "At least it gives you time. It lets you take what you want, and you can watch it," said Leslie Doctor, who stood mesmerized as the searing lava bore down on his family's home.
NEWS
June 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lava boiling out of Kilauea Volcano destroyed two more buildings in Kalapana, Hawaii. The fresh damage brought to 165 the number of homes and other structures devastated since Jan. 3, 1983, when the volcano began erupting. The Kalapana area once thrived, but only 18 homes remain: one in the old village, nine in the old homestead area, and eight in Kalapana Gardens housing area.
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