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Hawaii Lava Flow Creeps Closer to Pahoa Shopping Center

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PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has moved another 10 yards toward a shopping center since Saturday afternoon. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says in an online update Sunday that the lava from Kilauea Volcano that the molten rock is about 690 yards from the Pahoa Marketplace and 1,050 yards from the intersection of Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road.

The observatory says the lava flow is active in several places. Authorities say the flow doesn't pose an immediate threat to residents or businesses. The lava previously had been on pace to hit the marketplace around Christmas Day. It stopped moving until advancing 25 yards between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.

— The Associated Press

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