Images: Lava threatens Hawaiian towns
Oct 27, 2014 3:10 PM -
Dozens of residents in town the of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava continued to advance towards them. Authorities on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 said lava had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 10 to 15 yards an hour, consistent with its advancement in recent days. The flow front passed through a predominantly Buddhist cemetery, covering grave sites in the mostly rural region of Puna, and was roughly a half-mile from Pahoa Village Road, the main street of Pahoa.