Fast-moving lava triggers additional evacuation notices for Leilani Estates residents

  • U.S. Geological Survey photo An aerial view of a weak lava entry shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. Only residual lava was flowing into the ocean, producing small and intermittent “laze” plumes.

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    A view of the fissure complex in lower Puna, looking uprift (to the southwest) at about 1:15 p.m. Monday.

  • U.S. Geological Survey photo Lava fountains from fissure No. 8 at about 7 a.m. Monday. The eruption rate at fissure 8 decreased significantly later in the morning.

  • U.S. Geological Survey photo An active lava flow crosses Pohoiki Road at about 7 a.m. Monday.

The county’s Civil Defense chief said despite a door-to-door effort Sunday night to warn Leilani Estates residents to evacuate immediately during a lava threat that ended up destroying 10 homes, not all were receptive.