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October 31, 2014
Hawaii lava flow reaches home, threatens town
Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 28, 2014
Red-hot lava from a slow-erupting volcano has reached a home on Hawaii's Big Island and is threatening an entire town, emergency officials said Tuesday. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano, burning everything in its path, had advanced some 90 yards (82 meters) in the past 24 hours towards the town of Pahoa, on the eastern tip of the island, officials said. "The flow front is currently moving in a northeast direction and has entered a private residential property," said the County of Hawaii's ... read more

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Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country's 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new study. ... more
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