Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spews lava

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The Puna Geothermal Venture plant. Every time they return, the couple said they don't know if it will still be there. "He passed it down to me, in the hopes I would pass it down to my kids, so that's what I was hoping and planning".

The Kilauea volcano has opened more than 20 vents in the ground that have released lava, sulfur dioxide and steam.

"It's the end now because the lava rolled across it, wiping out the entire northeast section of Leilani Estates", Hickman said, who said the fountains were coming from fissures 6, 19, and 22.

Lava is entering the ocean off Hawaii from a third flow, marking the third week of a volcanic eruption that has opened up almost two dozen vents, destroyed buildings and sent plumes of ash miles into the sky.

"It's nearly like catching a football", Clinton told CNN, who interviewed him on Friday, before he was hit by a lava bomb.

"I feel we were lied to, we were told things were taken care of, and then we find out they were not taken care of", said Sabine Nagasawa. Clinton seemed in good spirits on Tuesday, wiggling his toes and joking about how there would be less traffic when he returned home.

Ormat said in a May 15 statement that there was a low risk of surface lava making its way to the facility. "It was just the event of a lifetime", Clinton said. "It was all happening at one time".

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Leilani Estates, a neighborhood on the Big Island, is overwhelmed by a river of molten misery.

Kilauea, the volcano on Hawaii's Big Island that's been erupting since May 3, is visible from space - and astronauts have been helping with the emergency response.

Lava reached the Pacific Ocean earlier this week and a new lava flow is expected to enter the ocean east of MacKenzie State Park on Thursday, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

The US Marine Corps deployed two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters to Hilo, about 24 miles north (39 miles), in support of a task force standing by in case an air evacuation is needed.

Laze occurs when hot lava meets the ocean, sending a plume of hydrochloric acid and steam, along with fine glass particles, into the air.

While some officials fret over the potential of toxic gas being released from the PGV plant, others are concerned about the threat of laze.

Residents "should be prepared to leave the area with little notice due to gas or lava inundation", Hawaii County's civil defense agency said.

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