Lava boils away largest lake on Big Island in about 90 minutes

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  • Heated by lava, Hawaii's Green Lake evaporates away on Saturday, June 2. It took less than two hours for the 200-foot-deep lake to disappear. Photo: Hawaii County Fire Department/U.S. Geological Survey

  • The Fissure 8 fountain, located inside Leilani Estates, spews molten lava on June 1, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Photo: Don Smith/Getty Images / 2018 Don Smith

  • Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows into Pacific Ocean along Kapoho coast June 1, 2018,, on the east side of Hawaii's Big Island. Photo: Don Smith/Getty Images / 2018 Don Smith

  • Lava erupts from the Fissure 8 fountain on May 31 in Leilani Estates as seen from the Kapoho coast of the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Photo: Don Smith/Getty Images / 2018 Don Smith

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  • Steam plumes rise as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Residents view lava erupting from a Kilauea volcano fissure, at a small viewing party on a neighbor's porch, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 19, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. Some local residents have held small viewing parties to view lava. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • A man points as a steam plume rises while lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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  • Steam plumes rise as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • A woman takes photos as steam plumes rise while lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • A steam plume rises as lava (C) enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Residents view lava erupting from a Kilauea volcano fissure, at a small viewing party on a neighbor's porch, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 19, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. Some local residents have held small viewing parties to view lava. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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  • Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure erupts on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 15, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres. (Photo by USGS / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

  • Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 15, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

  • A bird (L) flies past a pieces of lava erupt from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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  • Lava erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Lava illuminates volcanic gases from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Lava is blurred as it erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Lava erupts following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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  • Lava is blurred as it 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Lava erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Lava erupts following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Lava erupts following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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  • Lava erupts and flows from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Lava erupts from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Ash plume rises from forest following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 14, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

  • Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 15, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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  • In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, Aerial view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area as a result of Kilauea volcano activity on Hawaii's Big Island on May 17, 2018 in Pahoa, 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. Photo: Handout/Getty Images

  • Ash plume rises from forest following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 16, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

  • Ash plume rises from forest following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 16, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

  • People play golf 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. 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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  • Eruptive activity continues from the Kilauea volcano in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii's Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Foreign tourists climb trees on the Volcano Golf and Country Clubs 18th hole to view the plumes of smoke coming from the Halemaumau Vent of the Kilauea Volcano in Volcano, HI on May 15, 2018. It is reportedly spewing only ash at this time and no large rocks. Photo: The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images

  • Lava illuminates volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano at fissure 13 on Hawaii's Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Eruptive activity continues from an alignment of fissure vents from the Kilauea volcano in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii's Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Recent lava flow cools at bottom right. 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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  • A man drives a golf cart 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. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the volcano's Halemaumau crater Òhas raised the potential for explosive eruptionsÓ at the volcano. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • A woman hold her dog Tzippy 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. 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Eruptive activity (C) from the Kilauea volcano continues in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii's Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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  • 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. 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • A woman takes a photo as an ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Volcano, 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. ) Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Photographers work as lava from active fissures illuminates volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • Tourists and locals alike view the plumes of smoke coming from the Halemaumau Vent of the Kilauea Volcano in Volcano, HI on May 15, 2018. It is reportedly spewing only ash at this time and no large rocks. Photo: The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images

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  • A woman watches as an ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Volcano, 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. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

  • An ash plume rises from the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Officials have confirmed 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images

  • U.S. Army National Guard First Lt. Aaron Hew Len takes measurements for sulfur dioxide gas at volcanic fissures in the Leilani Estates neighborhood in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 8, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Leilani Estates residents have been allowed to return during the day to inspect property and remove belongings. Officials have confirmed 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images

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  • Residents evacuate their home on Kaupili Street on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii island. Lava has now destroyed 30 structures, most of which are homes, as residents gathered belongings and animals with an uncertainty that they would return to a home at all. (Jamm Aquino /The Star-Advertiser via AP) Photo: Jamm Aquino, Associated Press

  • This Monday, May 7, 2018 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey shows gas and steam rising from multiple fissures on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates Subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes since it began spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air last week, and residents who evacuated don't know how long they might be displaced. The decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) Photo: U.S. Geological Survey, Associated Press

  • Steam and sulfur rises from cracks in Moku Street at the head of a driveway in Leilani Estates, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Police have gone door-to-door to evacuate residents near two new vents emitting dangerous volcanic gases in Hawaii. The vents emerged near the spots where lava has been pouring into streets and backyards for the past week. (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP) Photo: Hollyn Johnson, Associated Press

  • This image obtained May 9, 2018, released by the US Geological Survey shows a lava flow moving on Makamae Street in Leilani Estates at 09:32 am local time, on May 6, 2018 in Leilani Estates, Hawaii. The Kilauea Volcano, the most active in Hawaii, was highly unstable on May 6, 2018, as lava spouted into the air and fissures emitted deadly gases -- hazards that have forced thousands of people to evacuate.  Photo: HO, AFP/Getty Images

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  • Park visitors gather as volcanic gases rise from the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Officials have confirmed 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images

  • In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist walks along center lane lines that have been offset by fissuring on Leilani Street in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) Photo: Associated Press

  • This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows severe ground cracks associated with what's known as Fissure 14 beneath a burned-out landscape in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) Photo: Associated Press

  • This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologist recording a temperature of 103 degrees C (218 degrees F) at a crack along Nohea Street in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) Photo: U.S. Geological Survey, Associated Press

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  • Park visitors watch as an ash plume rises from the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Officials have confirmed 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images

  • In this Tuesday, May 8, 2018 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist examines a part of the inactive fissure 10 in Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) Photo: / Associated Press

  • First Lt. Aaron Hew Len, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks that are emitting toxic gasses from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Scientists confirm that volcanic activity has paused at all 12 fissures that opened up in a Hawaii community and oozed lava that burned 35 structures. Officials warn that hazardous fumes continue to be released from the cracks in the ground. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones) Photo: Caleb Jones, Associated Press

  • In this photo taken from video an unidentified man gets close to a lava flow advancing down a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii Monday, May 7, 2018. Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes since it began spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air last week, and residents who evacuated don't know how long they might be displaced. The decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano. (Scott Wiggers/Apau Hawaii Tours via AP) Photo: Scott Wiggers, Associated Press

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  • A man films the lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hundreds of people on the Big Island of Hawaii are hunkering down for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano grow. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) Photo: Marco Garcia, Associated Press

  • Visitors view the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the re-opened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 7, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Officials were forced to close the 330,000 acre park May 4th following a large earthquake in the aftermath of the Kilauea volcano eruption. Officials were able to partially re-open the park yesterday which annually sees more than 2 million visitors. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Officials have confirmed at least 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images

  • A man watches as lava is seen sewing from a fissure in the Leilani Estates subdivision near the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island on May 4, 2018 as up to 10,000 people were asked to leave their homes following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that came after a series of recent earthquakes. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP/Getty Images

  • Lava glows from a vent on a lava bed at the Leilani Estates, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight volcanic vents opened in the Big Island residential neighborhood of Leilani Estates since Thursday. Photo: Marco Garcia, AP / 2018

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  • In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, red ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano after a magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck the Big Island, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The temblor Thursday is the latest and largest in a series of hundreds of small earthquakes to shake the island's active volcano since the Puu Oo vent crater floor collapsed and caused magma to rush into new underground chambers on Monday. Scientists say a new eruption in the region is possible.  Photo: Kevan Kamibayashi / U.S. Geological Survey

  • In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilaueaa Volcano Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. Photo: AP

  • People take photos of lava as steam rises from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island on May 4, 2018. Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii's Big Island following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that came after a series of recent earthquakes.  Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP/Getty Images

  • Lava is seen coming from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island on May 4, 2018. Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii's Big Island following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that came after a series of recent earthquakes.  Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP/Getty Images

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  • A man watches as lava is seen coming from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivisionon on Hawaii's Big Island on May 4, 2018. Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii's Big Island following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that came after a series of recent earthquakes. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP/Getty Images

  • Volcanic gases pour out of a fissure in the Leilani Estates, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. The powerful gases destroyed the nearby vegetation. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight volcanic vents opened in the Big Island residential neighborhood of Leilani Estates since Thursday. Photo: Marco Garcia, AP / 2018

  • This photo provided by Shane Turpin shows a cracked road after the eruption from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island Friday, May 4, 2018. The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing nearly 1,500 people to flee from their mountainside homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. (Shane Turpin/seeLava.com via AP) Photo: Shane Turpin/AP

  • PAHOA, HI - MAY 05: A sign reads 'Eruption Info Here' at a roadblock near volcanic activity on Hawaii's Big Island on May 5, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the island May 4 along with new eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur gas into two nearby communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate in the area. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images

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  • In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo crater on Hawaii's Kilaueaa Volcano, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. (U.S. Geolgogical Survey via AP) Photo: AP

  • In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, lava is shown burning in Leilani Estates subdivision near the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in the residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby residents. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) Photo: AP

  • This May 1, 2018, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a small lava flow (lighter in color) and spatter that erupted from a section of the crack on the west flank of Puu Oo vent of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island. Dozens of earthquakes are rattling Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano as magma flows into a new area east of the Puu Oo vent. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say the increased activity Wednesday, May 2, 2018, is associated with the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent. (U.S. Gelological Survey via AP) Photo: Uncredited/AP

  • In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, ash plume rises above the Puu Oo crater, on Hawaii's Kilaueaa Volcano Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) Photo: AP

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  • In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilaueaa Volcano after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) Photo: AP

  • In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, ash plume rises above the Puu Oo vent, on Hawaii's Kilaueaa Volcano Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) Photo: AP

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Heated by lava, Hawaii’s Green Lake evaporates away on Saturday, June 2. It took less than two hours for the 200-foot-deep lake to disappear.

Heated by lava, Hawaii’s Green Lake evaporates away on Saturday, June 2. It took less than two hours for the 200-foot-deep lake to disappear.

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The Fissure 8 fountain, located inside Leilani Estates, spews molten lava on June 1, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.

The Fissure 8 fountain, located inside Leilani Estates, spews molten lava on June 1, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows into Pacific Ocean along Kapoho coast June 1, 2018,, on the east side of Hawaii’s Big Island.

Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows into Pacific Ocean along Kapoho coast June 1, 2018,, on the east side of Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Lava erupts from the Fissure 8 fountain on May 31 in Leilani Estates as seen from the Kapoho coast of the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Lava erupts from the Fissure 8 fountain on May 31 in Leilani Estates as seen from the Kapoho coast of the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Steam plumes rise as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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.

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Steam plumes rise as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials are concerned that ‘laze’, a

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Residents view lava erupting from a Kilauea volcano fissure, at a small viewing party on a neighbor’s porch, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 19, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. Some local residents have held small viewing parties to view lava. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky.

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Residents view lava erupting from a Kilauea volcano fissure, at a small viewing party on a neighbor’s porch, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 19, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. Some local residents have held small

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A man points as a steam plume rises while lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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.

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A man points as a steam plume rises while lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials are

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Steam plumes rise as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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.

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Steam plumes rise as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials are concerned that ‘laze’, a

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A woman takes photos as steam plumes rise while lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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.

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A woman takes photos as steam plumes rise while lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials are

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A steam plume rises as lava (C) enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near 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.

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A steam plume rises as lava (C) enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials are concerned that

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Residents view lava erupting from a Kilauea volcano fissure, at a small viewing party on a neighbor’s porch, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 19, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. Some local residents have held small viewing parties to view lava. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky.

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Residents view lava erupting from a Kilauea volcano fissure, at a small viewing party on a neighbor’s porch, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 19, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. Some local residents have held small

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Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky.

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Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 15, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres. (Photo by USGS / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 15, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres. (Photo

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Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 15, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres.

Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 15, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres.

Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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A bird (L) flies past a pieces of lava erupt from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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.

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A bird (L) flies past a pieces of lava erupt from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 17, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Lava erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Lava erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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

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Lava illuminates volcanic gases from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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.

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Lava illuminates volcanic gases from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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

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Lava is blurred as it erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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.

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Lava is blurred as it erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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

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Lava erupts following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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.

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Lava erupts following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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

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Lava is blurred as it 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.

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Lava is blurred as it 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

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Lava erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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.

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Lava erupts from a Kilauea volcano fissure 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

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Lava erupts following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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.

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Lava erupts following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Lava erupts following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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.

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Lava erupts following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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

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Lava erupts and flows from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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.

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Lava erupts and flows from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 17, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively in the

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Lava erupts from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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.

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Lava erupts from a fissure following eruptions at the Kilauea volcano 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

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Ash plume rises from forest following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 14, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres.

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Ash plume rises from forest following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 14, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square

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Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 15, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres.

Ash plume rises following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 15, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres.

Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, Aerial view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area as a result of Kilauea volcano activity on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 17, 2018 in Pahoa, 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.

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In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, Aerial view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area as a result of Kilauea volcano activity on Hawaii’s

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Ash plume rises from forest following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 16, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres.

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Ash plume rises from forest following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 16, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square

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Ash plume rises from forest following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 16, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square metres.

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Ash plume rises from forest following a massive volcano eruption on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, United States on May 16, 2018. Lava is spewing more than 60 metres into the air and spread around 36,000 square

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People play golf 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. 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.

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People play golf 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. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Eruptive activity continues from the Kilauea volcano in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, 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.

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Eruptive activity continues from the Kilauea volcano in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Foreign tourists climb trees on the Volcano Golf and Country Clubs 18th hole to view the plumes of smoke coming from the Halemaumau Vent of the Kilauea Volcano in Volcano, HI on May 15, 2018. It is reportedly spewing only ash at this time and no large rocks.

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Foreign tourists climb trees on the Volcano Golf and Country Clubs 18th hole to view the plumes of smoke coming from the Halemaumau Vent of the Kilauea Volcano in Volcano, HI on May 15, 2018. It is reportedly

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Lava illuminates volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano at fissure 13 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, 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.

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Lava illuminates volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano at fissure 13 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the

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Eruptive activity continues from an alignment of fissure vents from the Kilauea volcano in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Recent lava flow cools at bottom right. 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.

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Eruptive activity continues from an alignment of fissure vents from the Kilauea volcano in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Recent lava flow cools at bottom

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A man drives a golf cart 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. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the volcano’s Halemaumau crater Òhas raised the potential for explosive eruptionsÓ at the volcano.

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A man drives a golf cart 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. The U.S. Geological

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A woman hold her dog Tzippy 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. 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.

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A woman hold her dog Tzippy 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. The U.S. Geological

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Eruptive activity (C) from the Kilauea volcano continues in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, 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.

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Eruptive activity (C) from the Kilauea volcano continues in the vicinity of fissure 17 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on 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.

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An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on 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

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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. 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.

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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. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake

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A woman takes a photo as an ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Volcano, 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. )

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A woman takes a photo as an ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Volcano, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Photographers work as lava from active fissures illuminates volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on 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.

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Photographers work as lava from active fissures illuminates volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey

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Tourists and locals alike view the plumes of smoke coming from the Halemaumau Vent of the Kilauea Volcano in Volcano, HI on May 15, 2018. It is reportedly spewing only ash at this time and no large rocks.

Tourists and locals alike view the plumes of smoke coming from the Halemaumau Vent of the Kilauea Volcano in Volcano, HI on May 15, 2018. It is reportedly spewing only ash at this time and no large rocks.

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A woman watches as an ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on 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.

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A woman watches as an ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava

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An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Volcano, 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.

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An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Volcano, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the volcano’s Halemaumau crater ‘has

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Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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An ash plume rises from the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Officials have confirmed 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) less
An ash plume rises from the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The volcano has spewed … more

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U.S. Army National Guard First Lt. Aaron Hew Len takes measurements for sulfur dioxide gas at volcanic fissures in the Leilani Estates neighborhood in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 8, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Leilani Estates residents have been allowed to return during the day to inspect property and remove belongings. Officials have confirmed 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) less
U.S. Army National Guard First Lt. Aaron Hew Len takes measurements for sulfur dioxide gas at volcanic fissures in the Leilani Estates neighborhood in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on … more

Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images

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Residents evacuate their home on Kaupili Street on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii island. Lava has now destroyed 30 structures, most of which are homes, as residents gathered belongings and animals with an uncertainty that they would return to a home at all. (Jamm Aquino /The Star-Advertiser via AP) less
Residents evacuate their home on Kaupili Street on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii island. Lava has now destroyed 30 structures, most of which are homes, as residents gathered belongings … more

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This Monday, May 7, 2018 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey shows gas and steam rising from multiple fissures on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates Subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes since it began spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air last week, and residents who evacuated don’t know how long they might be displaced. The decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) less
This Monday, May 7, 2018 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey shows gas and steam rising from multiple fissures on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates Subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. Kilauea … more

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Steam and sulfur rises from cracks in Moku Street at the head of a driveway in Leilani Estates, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Police have gone door-to-door to evacuate residents near two new vents emitting dangerous volcanic gases in Hawaii. The vents emerged near the spots where lava has been pouring into streets and backyards for the past week. (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP) less
Steam and sulfur rises from cracks in Moku Street at the head of a driveway in Leilani Estates, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Police have gone door-to-door to evacuate residents near two new vents … more

Photo: Hollyn Johnson, Associated Press

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This image obtained May 9, 2018, released by the US Geological Survey shows a lava flow moving on Makamae Street in Leilani Estates at 09:32 am local time, on May 6, 2018 in Leilani Estates, Hawaii. The Kilauea Volcano, the most active in Hawaii, was highly unstable on May 6, 2018, as lava spouted into the air and fissures emitted deadly gases — hazards that have forced thousands of people to evacuate. less
This image obtained May 9, 2018, released by the US Geological Survey shows a lava flow moving on Makamae Street in Leilani Estates at 09:32 am local time, on May 6, 2018 in Leilani Estates, Hawaii. The Kilauea … more

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Park visitors gather as volcanic gases rise from the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Officials have confirmed 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) less
Park visitors gather as volcanic gases rise from the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. … more

Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images

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In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist walks along center lane lines that have been offset by fissuring on Leilani Street in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) less
In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist walks along center lane lines that have been offset by fissuring on Leilani Street in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii, Wednesday, … more

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This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows severe ground cracks associated with what’s known as Fissure 14 beneath a burned-out landscape in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) less
This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows severe ground cracks associated with what’s known as Fissure 14 beneath a burned-out landscape in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii, … more

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This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologist recording a temperature of 103 degrees C (218 degrees F) at a crack along Nohea Street in Leilani Estates near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) less
This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologist recording a temperature of 103 degrees C (218 degrees F) at a crack along Nohea Street in Leilani Estates near the … more

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Park visitors watch as an ash plume rises from the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Officials have confirmed 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) less
Park visitors watch as an ash plume rises from the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The … more

Photo: Mario Tama, Getty Images

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In this Tuesday, May 8, 2018 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist examines a part of the inactive fissure 10 in Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) less
In this Tuesday, May 8, 2018 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist examines a part of the inactive fissure 10 in Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii. (U.S. Geological … more

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First Lt. Aaron Hew Len, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks that are emitting toxic gasses from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Scientists confirm that volcanic activity has paused at all 12 fissures that opened up in a Hawaii community and oozed lava that burned 35 structures. Officials warn that hazardous fumes continue to be released from the cracks in the ground. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones) less
First Lt. Aaron Hew Len, of the U.S. National Guard, tests air quality near cracks that are emitting toxic gasses from a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. … more

Photo: Caleb Jones, Associated Press

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In this photo taken from video an unidentified man gets close to a lava flow advancing down a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii Monday, May 7, 2018. Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than two dozen homes since it began spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air last week, and residents who evacuated don’t know how long they might be displaced. The decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano. (Scott Wiggers/Apau Hawaii Tours via AP) less
In this photo taken from video an unidentified man gets close to a lava flow advancing down a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii Monday, May 7, 2018. Kilauea volcano has … more

Photo: Scott Wiggers, Associated Press

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A man films the lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hundreds of people on the Big Island of Hawaii are hunkering down for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano grow. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) less
A man films the lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hundreds of people on the Big Island of Hawaii are hunkering down for what could be weeks or months of upheaval … more

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Visitors view the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the re-opened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 7, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Officials were forced to close the 330,000 acre park May 4th following a large earthquake in the aftermath of the Kilauea volcano eruption. Officials were able to partially re-open the park yesterday which annually sees more than 2 million visitors. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur dioxide gas into communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate. Officials have confirmed at least 26 homes have now been destroyed by lava in Leilani Estates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) less
Visitors view the Halemaumau crater within the Kilauea volcano summit caldera at the re-opened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 7, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. Officials were forced to … more

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A man watches as lava is seen sewing from a fissure in the Leilani Estates subdivision near the town of Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 4, 2018 as up to 10,000 people were asked to leave their homes following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that came after a series of recent earthquakes. less
A man watches as lava is seen sewing from a fissure in the Leilani Estates subdivision near the town of Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 4, 2018 as up to 10,000 people were asked to leave their homes … more

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Lava glows from a vent on a lava bed at the Leilani Estates, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight volcanic vents opened in the Big Island residential neighborhood of Leilani Estates since Thursday. less
Lava glows from a vent on a lava bed at the Leilani Estates, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight volcanic vents opened in the Big Island residential … more

Photo: Marco Garcia, AP

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In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, red ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano after a magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck the Big Island, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The temblor Thursday is the latest and largest in a series of hundreds of small earthquakes to shake the island’s active volcano since the Puu Oo vent crater floor collapsed and caused magma to rush into new underground chambers on Monday. Scientists say a new eruption in the region is possible. less
In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, red ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano after a magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck the Big Island, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii … more

Photo: Kevan Kamibayashi / U.S. Geological Survey

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island.

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted

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People take photos of lava as steam rises from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 4, 2018. Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii’s Big Island following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that came after a series of recent earthquakes. less
People take photos of lava as steam rises from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 4, 2018. Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii’s Big Island … more

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Lava is seen coming from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 4, 2018. Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii’s Big Island following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that came after a series of recent earthquakes. less
Lava is seen coming from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 4, 2018. Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii’s Big Island following the eruption of … more

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A man watches as lava is seen coming from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivisionon on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 4, 2018. Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii’s Big Island following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that came after a series of recent earthquakes. less
A man watches as lava is seen coming from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivisionon on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 4, 2018. Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii’s Big Island … more

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Volcanic gases pour out of a fissure in the Leilani Estates, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. The powerful gases destroyed the nearby vegetation. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight volcanic vents opened in the Big Island residential neighborhood of Leilani Estates since Thursday. less
Volcanic gases pour out of a fissure in the Leilani Estates, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. The powerful gases destroyed the nearby vegetation. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight volcanic … more

Photo: Marco Garcia, AP

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This photo provided by Shane Turpin shows a cracked road after the eruption from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island Friday, May 4, 2018. The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing nearly 1,500 people to flee from their mountainside homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. (Shane Turpin/seeLava.com via AP)

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This photo provided by Shane Turpin shows a cracked road after the eruption from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island Friday, May 4, 2018. The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a

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Photo: Shane Turpin/AP

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PAHOA, HI – MAY 05: A sign reads ‘Eruption Info Here’ at a roadblock near volcanic activity on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 5, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the island May 4 along with new eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. The volcano has spewed lava and high levels of sulfur gas into two nearby communities, leading officials to order 1,700 to evacuate in the area. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) less
PAHOA, HI – MAY 05: A sign reads ‘Eruption Info Here’ at a roadblock near volcanic activity on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 5, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the island May 4 along with … more

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo crater on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. (U.S. Geolgogical Survey via AP)

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo crater on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, lava is shown burning in Leilani Estates subdivision near the town of Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in the residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby residents. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, lava is shown burning in Leilani Estates subdivision near the town of Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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This May 1, 2018, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a small lava flow (lighter in color) and spatter that erupted from a section of the crack on the west flank of Puu Oo vent of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii’s Big Island. Dozens of earthquakes are rattling Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano as magma flows into a new area east of the Puu Oo vent. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say the increased activity Wednesday, May 2, 2018, is associated with the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent. (U.S. Gelological Survey via AP)

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This May 1, 2018, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a small lava flow (lighter in color) and spatter that erupted from a section of the crack on the west flank of Puu Oo vent of Kilauea Volcano

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, ash plume rises above the Puu Oo crater, on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, ash plume rises above the Puu Oo crater, on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Nearly 1,500 residents were

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, ash plume rises above the Puu Oo vent, on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, ash plume rises above the Puu Oo vent, on Hawaii’s Kilaueaa Volcano Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered

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Lava boils away largest lake on Big Island in about 90 minutes
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Green Lake, the largest freshwater lake on Hawaii’s Big Island, has completely disappeared, another victim of the Kilauea volcano, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Lava from Fissure 8 begin pouring into the lake on June 2, turning it into a roiling cauldron. A thick, white plume of water vapor billowed hundreds of feet over the lake. It took only an hour and half for the molten rock to evaporate the entire body of water, which was about 200 feet deep.

SFGATE Hawaii correspondent Jeannie Cooper wrote about Green Lake, located near the intersection of highways 132 and 137, in 2012:

“Just outside the gates was the Kapoho Farm Stand, where a woman universally known as Smiley sells papayas, bananas and, for $5, admission to Green Lake, a deep freshwater pool in a crater atop Green Mountain (Pu’u Kapoho). Local legend has it that Jacques Cousteau tried to plumb its depths in a submarine and gave up trying.”

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Lava oozed out of Haiwaii’s Kilauea volcano into Kapoho Bay, creating a 200-acre delta on June 10, Hawaii News Now quoted the US Geological Survey (USGS).

This video, shot “a few months ago” according to photographer Warren Fintz, provides close up shots of the lava flows.

As of June 10, Kilauea’s Fissure 8 continued to spew lava up to 180 feet into the air, according to USGS. Credit: Warren Fintz via Storyful

Media: Storyful

Green Lake, also known as Ka Wai a Pele, was about 400 years old. It had been a popular swimming hole for ages. According to legend, Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanos, bathed in the lake when she first came to the island.

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Now, she has reclaimed it.

In the more than a month since Kilauea erupted, about 7.7 square miles of land reportedly have been blanketed by lava.

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