Hundreds of homes in Hawaii's Big Island were destroyed by lava from a still erupting Kilauea volcano overnight. Kapoho Bay is completely filled with lava, creating more "lava haze" in addition to volcanic smog and blue flames caused by methane.
Lava fountains at a fissure, near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava fountaining at a fissure near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday.
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Lava flows from a fissure into the ocean at Kapoho Bay at Kapoho, Hawaii, June 4, 2018. Lava filled the bay after overrunning the town overnight and destroying hundreds of homes.
Lava flows from a fissure into the ocean at Kapoho Bay at the town of Kapoho, Hawaii, June 4, 2018. The flow front was about a half-mile wide, with lava building a delta a few hundred yards into the bay. Hundreds of homes were destroyed overnight.
This satellite image provided by Digital Globe captured June 3, 2018, shows advancing lava flows on Hawaii as they approach Kapoho Bay and the Vacationland residential neighborhood. Lava from the erupting Hawaii volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural Big Island district. Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder says as of Monday, June 4, 2018, lava burned down 117 homes. Snyder says that’s up from Friday’s count of 87.
Lava erupts from fissure 8 in Leilani Estates as seen from the Kapoho coast of the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii on May 31, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.
Lava flows from fissure 8 near Pahoa, Hawaii, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The lava channel was estimated to be about 100 feet wide. Fountain heights continued to reach 230 to 260 feet above ground level on Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure advances up a residential street in Leilani Estates on May 27, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava also flowed to a geothermal power plant today, raising fears that toxic gas could be released if wells are breached by lava.
Lava glowing from a Kilauea fissure illuminates dying trees in Leilani Estates on May 26, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.
Onlookers and photographers stand on hardened lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure as lava erupts on May 26, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. The Big Island, one of eight main islands that make up Hawaii state, is struggling with tourist bookings following the Kilauea volcano eruptions, with summer bookings down by 50 percent.
A Kilauea volcano crack stands in a roadway in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii's Big Island, on May 26, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.
Zivile Roditis, right, hugs Howie Rosin as lava glows in the background on May 25, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Roditis' home was destroyed by lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure.
Residents watch as lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure advances on a roadway in Leilani Estates on May 25, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. An ash plume was sent from the volcano at least 10,000 feet skyward, according to the National Weather Service, following a magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in the summit region of the Kilauea volcano.
Pahoehoe lava flows onto Kaupili Street in the Leilani Estates area near Pahoa, Hawaii, in the early morning hours of May 25, 2018.
Lava flows downhill into the ocean from what scientists call fissure 22, near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 22, 2018.
In this May 23, 2018, photo provided by Chris Stewart the sun sets through “vog,” or volcanic smog, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has had it all over the past three weeks: molten rock shooting toward the sky, lava oozing from the ground and ash clouds rising miles into the air. You can also add “vog” to the mix. Retired photojournalist Chris Stewart says there’s one good thing about vog: It intensifies the colors of a sunset. But it depends on how thick the haze is. “Some days it’s thin enough you can see the sun passing through,” he said. “But other days we just go inside because we can’t see it at all.”
People watch lava erupt from a Kilauea volcano fissure in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii's Big Island, on May 24, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. An estimated 40-60 cubic feet of lava per second is gushing from volcanic fissures in Leilani Estates.
Methane gas, seen as blue burning flames in this USGS screenshot, erupt through cracks formed on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on Hawaii, May 23, 2018. Methane gas is produced as a byproduct of burning vegetation, formed here by lava. Methane gas can seep into subsurface voids and explode when heated, emerging from cracks in the ground several feet away from the lava.
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Lava erupts and flows from a volcano fissure in Leilani Estates, May 23, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials are concerned that 'laze', a dangerous product produced when hot lava hits cool ocean water, will affect residents. Laze, a word combination of lava and haze, contains hydrochloric acid steam along with volcanic glass particles.
Heath Dalton removes his mask as lava erupts from fissures in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, May 22, 2018. Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.
Jack Jones, visiting from Madison, Wisconsin, takes photos at a country club as a huge ash plume rises from the summit of Kiluaea volcano Monday, May 21, 2018. Kilauea has burned some 40 structures, including two dozen homes, since it began erupting in people's backyards in the Leilani Estates neighborhood on May 3. About 2,000 people have evacuated their homes, including 300 who were staying in shelters.
Steam rise as lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on May 20, 2018. White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the Hawaii sky as molten rock from the Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean.
Lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 19, 2018. White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: a toxic steam cloud.
U.S. Geological Survey photos show a dense white plume called "laze" that occurs when lava enters the ocean and boils seawater to dryness.
Lava erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure, above treetops, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 17, 2018, in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively in the early morning hours today launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky. There is still a chance of violent eruptions in the future, with the
potential to rain more ash and eject cow-sized boulders.
Lava erupts from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 17, 2018, in Kapoho, Hawaii.
Photographers work in the foreground as lava from active fissures illuminates volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, May 15, 2018, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the volcano's Halemaumau crater 'has raised the potential for explosive eruptions' at the volcano.
People watch at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 15, 2018, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.
Volcano activity from Kilauea illuminates the sky, reflecting off a vehicle on Hawaii's Big Island on May 14, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.
The lava lake bubbles at the summit of Kilauea near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 6, 2018. Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed homes and forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 people.
Lava erupts from a fissure on Luana Street after the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on May 5, 2018, in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa. The governor declared a local state of emergency near the volcano after it erupted following a magnitude 5 earthquake, forcing the evacuation of nearly 1,700 residents.
A river of lava consumes a car at Leilani Estates, Hawaii, on May 5, 2018.
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Lava from a fissure slowly advances northeast on Hookapu Street after the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
A column of robust, reddish-brown ash spews from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Friday, May 4, 2018.
A plume of volcanic gas mixed with smoke from fires caused by lava rises amid clouds in Hawaii's Leilani Estates neighborhood in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
A fissure produces lava after the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Ash spews from the Pu'u O'o crater on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.