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Hawaii Lava Flow Update: Poses No Immediate Threat To Residents

Hawaii Lava Flow Update: Poses No Immediate Threat To Residents

By Val Powell September 10, 2014

Residents of Pahoa in Hawaii’s Big Island all accept volcanic activity as part of the trade-off for living in an island paradise. For the present, they are taking a “wait and see” stance in hopes that the lava flow from the …

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