Lava crawls from Kilauea

Updated 9:16 AM ET, Tue November 11, 2014
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Lava flows near a residential structure in Pahoa, Hawaii, on Monday, November 10. The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is advancing on the community of about 950 people on Hawaii's Big Island and claimed its first home in the town, which has been watching the slow-moving flow approach for months. The County of Hawaii/AP
Lava burns near the town of Pahoa on Sunday, November 9. U.S. Geological Survey/AP
Lava flows over a fence marking a property line near the town of Pahoa on Friday, October 31. U.S. Geological Survey/AP
Lava burns vegetation as it approaches a property boundary early on the morning of Tuesday, October 28. USGS
Pictured here on Tuesday morning, October 28, lava had crossed into two privately owned properties. USGS
Smoke rises near Apa'a Street and Pahoa Village Road in Pahoa, Hawaii, on Monday, October 27. USGS
The horizontal incandescent cracks seen in the center and right portions of the photo, taken October 25, indicate that the flow was inflating: Fed by a continuing supply of lava beneath the cooling crust, the surface slowly rises. USGS
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists walk over the surface of the flow to track surface breakouts along a portion of the flow margin, about a kilometer (0.6 miles) up the slope from the flow front, on October 24. USGS
Another view of the leading tip of the flow as it moves into the open pasture on October 24. USGS
Pu'u O'o Crater, in the eastern rift zone of Kilauea, remains filled with thick fumes, but recent views with the naked eye and thermal camera confirm that little change has occurred in the crater over recent weeks. The fumes mask a handful of small, glowing openings on the crater floor. USGS
A closer view of surface activity on September 15. "A lot of smoke (is) coming off the front, a lot of cracking noises, methane explosions are going on," said Tim Orr of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). "So, it's a noisy situation out there just from all the burning vegetation." USGS
A view of the sinuous, channelized flow that was moving to the northeast from Kilauea on June 27. The flow threatening Pahoa has advanced about 13 miles (21 kilometers) since then. Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes. USGS