The Kilauea volcano on the big island of Hawai’i has been erupting continuously since 1983. Most of the lava has been flowing out to sea. However, for the past two years, the lava has taken a new direction, toward the town of Pahoa which has a population of 962.
The lava’s pace has picked up in recent days, which has emergency crews worried and hard at work to build alternative routes for a possible evacuation. The current pace of the 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit lava is moving at about 10 yards/30 feet per hour.