Kilauea volcano

Esmeralda Adame, Staff Writer

Kilauea volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It has had 61 eruptions in its current cycle and has been consistently erupting  since 1983.

The lasting eruptions have caused damage to over 200 structures in Hawaii. The lava from Pu’u O’O Crater, located on the Kilauea Volcano, has been going mostly into the ocean for the past years.

On June 27, 2014 lava erupted from a vent on the northeast of the crater and headed northeast to rough ground, but disappeared into cracks on the ground.

Later on September 2, 2014 lava surfaced again and was less than a mile away from Pahoa Village. On November 10, 2014 the slow flowing lava took 45 minutes to destroy a home in Pahoa Village. The residents had evacuated days before the lava reached their home.

Scientist say that this will not be the only home or structure that will be destroyed by the flowing lava.