Lava has destroyed hundreds of homes in Kapoho and Vacationland, according to Hawai’i County Civil Defense.
USGS says lava flowing from fissure eight has covered all but the northern tip of Kapoho Beach lots and coastline of Vacationland. As of Tuesday morning, lava has created new land and extended 0.7 miles into Kapoho Bay.
Out of all of the fissures, USGS says eight is the most powerful and destructive. What this particular lava flow destroyed overnight, took Pu’u ‘O’o 35 years to overrun, according to Hawai’i County Civil Defense.