Lava From Hawaii Volcano Prompts Evacuation Concerns

Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava from an erupting volcano continued to advance. Authorities on Sunday said lava flow on the Big Island of Hawaii had advanced about 230 metres since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 9 to 13.5 metres an hour, consistent with its advancement in recent days. The flow front passed through a predominantly Buddhist cemetery, covering grave sites in the mostly rural region of Puna, and was roughly 800 meters from Pahoa Village Road, the main street of Pahoa.

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