Report: Lava Flow Reaches Hawaiian Town

According to an ABC News  report,  Hawaii County officials have confirmed that river of molten lava has oozed into a small Hawaiian town, covering the yard of two houses closest to the volcano.

The lava flow has been edging its way towards Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island for weeks with authorities and residents powerless to halt or divert it.

The final number of Kilauea residents affected has not been released, but it is expected to be dozens. Officials said this afternoon that there are 40 to 50 houses in the path of the lava.

The lava is advancing at about 10 to 15 yards per hour, making it far slower than one might expect. The Associated Press reports that the lava advanced about 275 yards from Sunday morning to Monday morning.

For the ABC News story, click here.

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