Kilauea Volcano Affected the Village of Pahoa

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In June, 2014, a vent from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano opened. Several months later, on Monday, the federal government declared the lava flow to be a major disaster. On October 29, 2014, a slow-moving flow of molten lave crept over houses and farms on Hawaii’s Big Island.

The lava flow was slogging towards the village of Pahoa. Trees were fallen and destroyed. Smoke rose from the lava flow as it inched closer to the village of Pahoa. Thousands of homes were in danger. The eruption also complicated tourism in the area.