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Kilauea volcano lava flow destroys Kalapana home, reaches the ocean


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Updated Hawaiian Volcano Observatory photos of current Kalapana lava flow:

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July 27, 2010

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A second finger of lava moves through beach naupaka on its way to the ocean.



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Same finger of lava, burning through a forest of hala trees and coconut palms.


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Lava delta continues to build land along sea cliffs.

July 25, 2010


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Lava delta forms at sea cliffs near Kalapana as flow continues to enter the ocean. Photo: USGS


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Lava exits an underground lava tube and flows over a sea cliff near Kalapana. Photo: USGS


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Coconut palms burned and fell by lava flow as it moved toward the ocean.




July 24, 2010


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Flow burns through vegetation and asphalt as it crosses remnants of Highway 137. Photo: USGS

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