Hawaii volcano lava breaking out at 3 spots

AP News
Posted: Nov 13, 2014 11:20 PM
Hawaii volcano lava breaking out at 3 spots

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Kilauea volcano is breaking out at three spots near the small Hawaii town of Pahoa.

Hawaii County Civil Defense said in a statement Thursday that molten rock is burning asphalt as it fills the driveway at a trash transfer station. Lava is also is oozing out near a cemetery and at another spot about 400 yards upslope of a rural road.

The county says the breakouts don't pose an immediate threat to area residents.

Part the flow closest to the town's main road is still at the spot where it stalled two weeks ago.

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Kilauea has been erupting continuously for more than 31 years. Earlier flows traveled south, smothering the Royal Garden and Kalapana subdivisions in the 1980s and 1990s.

The current flow began in June and has been moving northeast.