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USA: See Hawaii SIZZLE as molten lava eats away at infrastructure00:52

USA: See Hawaii SIZZLE as molten lava eats away at infrastructure

United States, Pahoa, Hawaii
November 4, 2014 at 12:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Molten lava continued to burn away everything in its path Monday as it slowly advanced towards the area of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

The lava is roughly 480 feet (146 metres) from the main road in the town with a population of about 950. Over 80 Hawaii National Guard Members had to be called up to assist in containing the flow of molten rock. The lava drift began in June, when the volcano Kilauea erupted.

Kilauea, translated as "spewing" in Hawaiian, is considered the most active volcano on earth. A United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientist has said the flow may continue for up to 30 years.

Footage courtesy: County of Hawaii

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Molten lava continued to burn away everything in its path Monday as it slowly advanced towards the area of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

The lava is roughly 480 feet (146 metres) from the main road in the town with a population of about 950. Over 80 Hawaii National Guard Members had to be called up to assist in containing the flow of molten rock. The lava drift began in June, when the volcano Kilauea erupted.

Kilauea, translated as "spewing" in Hawaiian, is considered the most active volcano on earth. A United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientist has said the flow may continue for up to 30 years.

Footage courtesy: County of Hawaii

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