Well, Apaa Street has already been crossed and chances are that, by the time you read this, at least the Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station has already been destroyed, for the flow is moving at up to 15 yards/hour. No doubt Cemetery Road has also by now been crossed. This photo was taken yesterday, with the transfer station and road to the right:
Then, of course, more recently, on 18 May 1980, Mount St. Helens, located 96 miles south of Seattle, exploded.
Fifty seven were killed and 185 miles of highway were destroyed. The elevation was reduced from 9677 feet to 8356 feet.
Mind you, while recent Hawaiian volcanic eruptions have been relatively benign, with moderate flows of lava, two millennia ago, Kilauea had a devastating explosion almost as large as that of Mt. St. Helens, and in 1790, Kilauea exploded, killing, perhaps, hundreds of people in opposition to future King Kamehameha.
Kilauea might have crowned Kamehameha. In 1924 there was also a deadly explosive eruption of Kilauea. Rocks as heavy as 16,000 pounds were thrown a mile from the center of Halemaumau (right). Day became night in Pahala, a town I lived in 40 years later.
Here is a Hawaiian Volcano Observatory site to link with to gain the latest info. Further, you can contact:
Amazingly enough, Ana is still a hurricane at 75 MPH, now located almost dead north of Kauai, and heading for Vancouver Island. I yesterday said Victoria Island, but I meant the city of Victoria.