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Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island

Zivile Roditis hugs Howie Rosin (L), shortly after Roditis’ home was destroyed by lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure, in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 25, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island

A lava flow in Hawaii has entered the property of a geothermal power plant on the Big island.

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory announced the development on Sunday morning. It gave no details as to how deep into the Puna Geothermal Venture lava has intruded.

Officials previously moved 50,000 gallons of potentially toxic gas offsite and capped the wells on the property to prevent releases of additional gas if lava enters the wells.

Lava-filled fissures have opened up across the southeastern side of the Big Island over the past three weeks as the Kilauea volcano has become more active. (AP)

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