Satellite images have confirmed the presence of a persistent lava lake within the crater of Mount Michael — an active volcano located on a remote island in the Southern Ocean.
Residents of two Big Island communities have been advised to evacuate, as fast-moving magma from the Kilauea volcano threatens the few remaining escape routes. “Heed evacuation orders,” warned Hawaii’s mayor, “or you’re on your own.”
Lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii. Molten lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has entered the grounds of Puna Geothermal Venture, a geothermal power plant that provides about 25 per cent of the Big Island’s power.