Saturday, May 19, 2018

Eruption Turning Aggressive

Things have certainly escalated. Braided red lava flows are merging to create a faster moving lava channel. Lava is expected to cross the coastal road tonight, cutting off easy egress for residents who haven't as yet evacuated. Right now the fastest flow is crossing uninhabited lands, but it won't be long before it reaches residential properties. Sadly, more people may be losing their homes, possessions, and maybe even livelihoods as it destroys farms and houses tonight. 

Above. The red shows the estimated location of the lava as of about noon today. The violet line shows the extent as of 2 pm. 

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