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Threat of Creeping Lava Has Hawaiians on Edge

Hawaii's Kilauea, one of the most active volcanos on Earth, has been erupting for more than 30 years. But lava from a vent near Pahoa that started bubbling up last June has been edging toward the town, outside the city of Hilo. It has become a tourist attraction, and visitors gather near a trash transfer station where the lava has claimed a home. Its roof can be seen in the distance, above the black hardened lava. At the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, scientist Jim Kauahikaua of the...

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